Students will 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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independently solve the above learning intention 4 out of 5 opportunities with 80% accuracy.
Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)
This information is provided by DLM to further explain how to understand the standard:
Concept: Both positive and negative numbers represent a distance from zero on the number line
Skills: Identify positive and negative numbers on a number line; identify real- world examples for the use of positive and negative numbers (e.g.,, 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.
Big Idea: Positive numbers are greater than zero. Negative numbers are less than zero and have a negative sign (−) in front of them. A negative number is the opposite of a positive number of the same size.
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?
Illustrative Mathematics is a website that contains math questions that relate to the above standard above. Check out the two questions to pose to students that meet the above standard about temperature and elevation. They also have great lessons about number lines with positive and negative numbers. https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/6.NS.C