I always start off my eighth grade classes with a review of integers. My favorite way to open up our integer review involves a document camera, projector, and some basic round manipulatives with a different color on each side. My set is represented with
Integers card game: The red cards are negative and the black are positive. Each player starts with 6 cards, drawing one at the beginning of their turn and discarding one at the end. The goal is to play pairs that equal 6 or -6. The person playing 3 pairs first wins. The other players add the absolute value of their cards to get a score. The goal is to have the lowest score at the end of the game.
Integer Addition and Subtraction page. After answering all of the questions, students color in according to the key at the top of the page. The finished product is a fish! Answer key is a different pin.