After everyone had an opportunity to order the bottle cap integers. Students began working with the coordinate plane. As everyone was working, I called on students randomly using the smart seat app to take a quick quiz over ordering integers. Student had to blindly choose 5 rocks from the bag and order them from least to greatest.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Students have been working with number lines to make sure they understand that a negative gets smaller the further away from zero. This can be confusing when the number is large and has a negative sign. I remind them about owing their mom money and they quickly get it. They have also been working with opposites, and absolute value. In this activity I threw it all in.
For this activity I used a lot of bottle caps. Wrote the integer on them with a sharpie marker. I dumped the pile in floor and then had groups come work for 3 minute rotations. I loved the discussions they were having.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
- Finding integer opposites
- Comparing two negatives on a number line
- Comparing a negative and a positive on a number line
- Comparing two positives on a number line
- Positioning negatives and positives on horizontal and vertical number lines
- Finding real-world integers
- Finding opposite numbers on a number line
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Positive Paula and Negative Nancy helped students learn understand that integers can represent real world situations.
While working with Paula and Nancy the class made a list of keywords for their notebooks.
Students completed the following worksheet to practice writing integers. Afterward each student created 5 integer statements to be used on tomorrow’s quick assessment.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Sadly, I forgot to take pictures :(
Friday, October 13, 2017
Coloring is always fun. This was assigned after our quiz. All passing grades began coloring and had a lot of time to complete. This allowed me a lot of time to work one on one with those still struggling. As the week progressed I gave hints, (it's 100 problems).