Negative Numbers can be one of the hardest units for students to grasp...

So here are some fun ideas I have found make the abstract concept seem a little more "real":

**1. Number Balls -**

*a game of ordering integers from least to greatest....*

**e learning - learn**

**2. Cyberchase****"Less than Zero" episode****....**I prefer to pick out only the math related clips of the episode. This is easy to do using UnitedStreaming or TeachersDomain.
Here are the CLIPS from teacher's domain:

- Inventing Negative Numbers (cartoon)
- Importance of the Origin (cartoon)
- Cyberchase for Real: Competing in the Northern Hemisphere Games (cracks me up)

**3. Teach this song:**

*Same sign, add and keep*

*Different sign, subtract*

*Take the sign of the larger number*

*Then you'll be exact.*

*Change the minus to a plus*

*Change the sign that's next*

*Now all you do is add them up*

*As if they were a plus.*

**3. Integers Project**

## 1 comment:

Hi! I'd love to have the code or link for your ordering integers game, where can I find it? Thanks!

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