Reflection: Joy Adding Integers Review - Section 2: Explore


I think the best part of this lesson was the way that I chose to score the activity.  Normally I have tables compete against one another, but today I chose to let each table strive to keep a cup full of 5 cubes.  The five cubes represented the five stamps (positive incentive points kids earn and keep in a planner to spend on things off of a menu of items like bonus passes, sit with a friend at lunch, candy, ipod pass, etc) that students could receive at the end of class.  For every question, students had to work together in their table groups to come up with an answer, and when I called time each table held up their white board with their response.  Tables with incorrect answers had to "pay" with one of their cubes.  I also made the disclaimer at the beginning of class that tables who didn't "play nice" would also have to pay with a cube - I set the tone that I wanted them working together, using positive and encouraging language.  At the end of the activity, I went to each table and awarded students the appropriate number of stamps given the number of cubes they had left in their cup.  They loved it! 

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Adding Integers Review

Unit 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
Lesson 6 of 23

Objective: Students will be able to solve real world and mathematical problems involving addition of integers.

Big Idea: Practice! This lesson reviews integers using competition!

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