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5th Grade - Negative Numbers


Explore numbers less than 0 by extending the number line through familiar applications (e.g., temperatures below zero, owing money, measuring elevation below sea level). 0506.2.9

Links verified on 12/8/2011

  1. Adding and Subtracting Integers - using a number line, several examples of adding to a negative integer are given
  2. Applications of Integers - deals with negative numbers in the real world; temperature, banking, and sea level measurement are discussed, in addition hockey's use of negative numbers is included
  3. Colored Chip Models - use manipulatives to model addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with positive and negative integers [includes two practice problems] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsComparing Values - Create your own math facts worksheets for comparing values. Problems can include calculations using positive and negative numbers, and two-digit decimal values. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. Explaining Negative Numbers - Video from YouTube (may be blocked by some school filters)
  6. Integers - [designed for grade 6] Spy Guys Video on number line and negative integers.
  7. Negative Numbers on a Number Line - explanation from the Math League
  8. Negative Numbers for Children - Learn this card game to help students understand negative and positive numbers.
  9. The Number Line - explanation, illustration, and practice
  10. The Number Line - sea level and temperature examples are given on a vertical number line
  11. Teaching Operations for Integers - Number line practice, patterns and more.
  12. Tips for Teaching Integers - Helpful tips on teaching number line, negative and positive.

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print



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