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Integers, Opposites, and Absolute Values Lesson Plan 6th Grade Math

Subject MathThe Number System
Grade Level Grade 6
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards


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Ever wondered how to teach integers, opposites, and absolute values in an engaging way to your 6th grade students?

In this lesson plan, students will learn about and identify integers, opposites, and absolute values and their real-life applications. Then, students will apply their skills to compare and order integers, opposites, absolute values using inequality statements. Then, they will plot integers and rational numbers on the number line diagrams. Through artistic, interactive guided notes, a check for understanding, and a color by number activity, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the topic.

The lesson culminates with a real-life example that explores how elevation during hiking (above, at, below sea levels) can be represented by integers.



Integers, Opposites, Absolute Value.pdf

Lesson Plan
August 19, 2023
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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.
Find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram; find and position pairs of integers and other rational numbers on a coordinate plane.
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.
Recognize opposite signs of numbers as indicating locations on opposite sides of 0 on the number line; recognize that the opposite of the opposite of a number is the number itself, e.g., –(–3) = 3, and that 0 is its own opposite.


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