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.
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
A simple tool to make integer operations more concrete. This manipulative makes adding positive and negative numbers more intuitive. Integers come up in so many places, from middle school all the way through high school with solving equations. This tool helped even my Algebra 2 students get more confident when working with integers.