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This resource includes notes and a 62-problem worksheet with complete key. Students should think about adding and subtracting in at least the following three practical, real-life ways:

  • Money
  • Temperature
  • The Number Line 

Money – Positive numbers and addition is having money or earning it and negative numbers and subtraction means being in debt or spending money.

Temperature – Positive numbers and addition is temperatures above zero or getting warmer and negative numbers and subtraction means it is below zero or getting colder.

Number Line – Positive numbers and addition is movement to the right and negative numbers and subtraction is movement to the left. (You always start at zero and you do also count zero in the steps)

I have been teaching Integer addition and subtraction since 1994. I have tried every method under the sun – this method works best.

This resource works great as 

  • an assessment exercise
  • a worksheet
  • independent work
  • distance learning
  • math stations
  • math centers
  • homework
  • constructive group work when introducing the topic.

I love to improve my resources, so any constructive feedback from you will be extremely welcome. 

Enjoy this resource.