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# Lesson Plan Template

• #### Vocabulary

Integer: A whole number that can be positive, negative, or zero.

Positive Integer: A number greater than zero.

Negative Integer: A number less than zero.

None Assigned

### Materials and Preparation

• Whiteboard and markers
• TeachTastic Worksheet Pack for Understanding Integers
• Number line (large enough for class demonstration)
• Integer cards (positive and negative numbers)

### Learning Objectives

• Students will understand what integers are and how they are used to represent increases and decreases.
• Students will be able to solve word problems involving integers.
• Students will demonstrate their understanding through guided and independent practice.

### Introduction

Introduce integers using a relatable scenario: "As a birthday gift, Sam received several shares of stock in her favorite theme park company. Yesterday, the value of the stock rose 5 points. What integer represents the change in the stock's value?" Explain that when values increase, we use positive numbers to represent the change.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling

Explain that integers include positive numbers, negative numbers, and zero. Use the example from the introduction to illustrate how an increase of 5 points is represented by the positive integer +5. Show how this is placed on a number line, emphasizing the positions of positive and negative integers.

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### Guided Practice

Hand out the Guided Practice worksheet from the TeachTastic Worksheet Pack. Work through the first few problems together, such as representing increases and decreases in temperature or stock values. Use a number line and integer cards to help visualize the problems. For example, "If the temperature drops by 3 degrees, what integer represents this change?"

### Independent Practice

Students will complete the Independent Practice worksheet, which includes various word problems that require them to identify and represent changes using integers. Encourage them to use the number line and integer cards to support their understanding.

## Support

• Hands-On Practice: Use counters and a number line for students who need additional help.
• Peer Assistance: Pair students who understand the concept with those who might need more support.

## Extension

• Real-Life Examples: Discuss situations like bank account balances, elevations above and below sea level, or temperature changes.
• Higher Numbers: Practice with larger integers to extend the concept.

### Assessment

Use the Assessment worksheet from the TeachTastic Worksheet Pack to formally evaluate students' grasp of integers. Ensure they can accurately solve equations and word problems involving integers.

### Review and closing

Review the main concepts covered in the lesson, emphasizing how integers are used to represent increases and decreases. Address any common misconceptions, such as confusing positive and negative signs. Allow students to ask final questions or share their observations.

### Misconceptions

• Positive and Negative Confusion: Students might mix up the positive and negative signs. Reinforce the difference using a number line.
• Integer Positioning: Students might struggle with placing integers correctly on a number line. Practice with visual aids.
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