Multiplying and Dividing Integers: Advanced Lesson

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With this lesson, students will learn about positive and negative numbers and learn the rules for multiplying and dividing by them.

Included with this lesson are some adjustments or additions that you can make if you’d like, found in the “Options for Lesson” section of the Classroom Procedure page. One of the optional additions to this lesson is to add another activity. For this activity, students will flip over two playing cards and multiply (red for negative, black for positive). Students collect the cards if they get the right answer, and the student with the most cards at the end wins.

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What our Multiplying and Dividing Integers lesson plan includes

Lesson Objectives and Overview: Multiplying and Dividing Integers introduces students to working with positive and negative integers. The included manipulative is a great way for students to visualize the concept and practice solving problems. This lesson is for students in 6th grade.

Classroom Procedure

Every lesson plan provides you with a classroom procedure page that outlines a step-by-step guide to follow. You do not have to follow the guide exactly. The guide helps you organize the lesson and details when to hand out worksheets. It also lists information in the orange box that you might find useful. You will find the lesson objectives, state standards, and number of class sessions the lesson should take to complete in this area. In addition, it describes the supplies you will need as well as what and how you need to prepare beforehand. There are no supplies needed for this lesson. To prepare for this lesson ahead of time, you can copy the handouts.

Options for Lesson

Included with this lesson is an “Options for Lesson” section that lists a number of suggestions for activities to add to the lesson or substitutions for the ones already in the lesson. An optional addition to this lesson is to add another activity. For this activity, students will flip over two playing cards and multiply (red for negative, black for positive). Students collect the cards if they get the right answer, and the student with the most cards at the end wins. If some of your students have trouble multiplying or dividing, they can use a calculator.

Teacher Notes

The teacher notes page includes a paragraph with additional guidelines and things to think about as you begin to plan your lesson. This page also includes lines that you can use to add your own notes as you’re preparing for this lesson.

MULTIPLYING AND DIVIDING INTEGERS LESSON PLAN CONTENT PAGES

Integers (Multiplying and Dividing)

The Multiplying and Dividing Integers lesson plan includes one page of content. The lesson begins by explaining how to multiply or divide integers with the same sign. To do this, you multiply or divide the number regularly. The answer will always be positive. Next, the lesson explains how to multiply or divide integers with different signs. You also multiply the integers regularly, but in this case, the answer will always be negative. The lesson includes an example for each scenario.

MULTIPLYING AND DIVIDING INTEGERS LESSON PLAN WORKSHEETS

The Multiplying and Dividing Integers lesson plan includes three worksheets: an activity worksheet, a practice worksheet, and a homework assignment. You can refer to the guide on the classroom procedure page to determine when to hand out each worksheet.

TIC-TAC-TOE ACTIVITY WORKSHEET

The activity worksheet asks students to use a tic-tac-toe table to reinforce the rules for multiplying or dividing integers. They will use the table included on the worksheet and will place positive signs on one diagonal and fill in the rest of the places with negative signs. They will then use the table to fill in various statements related to the lesson material.

SOLVING PROBLEMS PRACTICE WORKSHEET

For the practice worksheet, students will solve multiplication and division problems using what they learned during the lesson.

MULTIPLYING AND DIVIDING INTEGERS HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT

The homework assignment asks students to fill in the tic tac toe board and answer question about it. They will also solve 12 multiplication and division problems.

Worksheet Answer Keys

This lesson plan includes answer keys for the activity worksheet, the practice worksheet, and the homework assignment. If you choose to administer the lesson pages to your students via PDF, you will need to save a new file that omits these pages. Otherwise, you can simply print out the applicable pages and keep these as reference for yourself when grading assignments.

Additional information

grade-level

6th Grade

subject

Math

State Educational Standards

LB.MATH.CONTENT.6-Advanced Lesson

Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.