Adding and Subtracting Integers
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Answer the following problems and record the requested information on your answer sheet: 1. 2+3 2. 1+1 3. -3 + (-1) 4. -6 + 1 5. 5 + (-3) If this were being used in my classroom I would select 3-4 problems of each: positive + positive, positive + negative, negative + positive, negative + negative What patterns can you observe? What happens when you add a positive + positive? Have you seen this before? What happens when you add a positive + negative? negative + positive? negative + negative? Create your own problems. Do the observations you recorded above still hold true? This activity would then be recreated with subtraction problems.