Learning Intention:Students will Identify positive and negative numbers on a number line; identify real-world examples for the use of positive and negative numbers (e.g., temperature, owing money, working with a budget, elevations below sea level, the basement floor of a building, diving under water); explain that zero is the value between positive and negative numbers; show the direction of movement on a number line when working with positive and negative numbers.
Success Criteria: Students will be successful when they can use positive and negative numbers in real-world contexts.
Essential Questions: - Where can I find this number on a number line? - Does this number have a positive or negative value? - What are some examples I can use to show negative and positive numbers? - If I start with a positive number and then add a negative number, what direction on the number line will I move? - How far is this number from zero?
EE.6.NS.5–8. Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero).
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