# Clothesline Numbers - Number Magnitude

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This is the first lesson in a math unit, Unified Understanding of Numbers. In this lesson, students will work with the values and ordering of numbers in the full system of rational numbers, which includes negative rational numbers, and in particular negative integers, to reason about the order and absolute value of rational numbers. This lesson was developed by Bev Voos using a Lesson Plan template chosen by the AFT Common Core cadre for lesson sharing. The Lesson Plan template is also included. CCSS alignment: 6.NS.5, 6.NS.6, 6.NS.7

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L1_Clothesline_Number_Placement_Lesson_final.doc

Lesson Plan
February 10, 2020
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L1_Clothesline_Numbers_(2)_final.docx

Handout
February 12, 2020
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L1_Warm-up_final.docx

Activity
February 12, 2020
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L1_PPT_Presentation_final.pptx

Presentation
February 10, 2020
0.1 MB

L1_Ticket_Out_the_Door_final.docx

Activity
February 12, 2020
0.1 MB

Lesson_Template_for_Common_Core.docx

February 12, 2020
0.1 MB

### Standards

Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation.
Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates.
Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.

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I love this lesson. I am currently working on my middle school math certification and it gives me all the resources I need and explains everything very thoroughly. I think it is so creative and the students will love it. You are an inspiration.
nmackel63
January 21, 2015
Great lesson! Very thorough. has all the resources needed for a successful lesson.
nicetathomas
March 22, 2014
Thank you so much for writing up this lesson. I do something similar in my 5th grade so I will make adjustments for my grade level and you have given me some beautiful tools to work with.
jfkiser1
July 26, 2013