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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

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

Integer Rules Poster  -- I love the "love/hate" section at the bottom!  Cool approach

Integer Rules Poster -- I love the "love/hate" section at the bottom! Cool approach

Literacy & Math Ideas: Teaching Integers for Deep Understanding (Negative and Positive Numbers)

Literacy & Math Ideas: Teaching Integers for Deep Understanding (Negative and Positive Numbers)

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.

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 Cootie Catcher - working on integers now. Not a math teacher, but kids still have questions. This could be modified for various math concerns. :)

Integer Cootie Catcher - working on integers now. Not a math teacher, but kids still have questions. This could be modified for various math concerns. :)

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.

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.