Reflection: Lesson Planning Multiplying and Dividing Integers - Section 2: Explore


I am really glad that I used expressions for the table challenge.  Substituting values in an expressions is an important algebraic skill, and I find that kids often do not understand the way that expressions are written - and thus do not simplify them correctly.  In this particular activity, I was able to clear up misconceptions on a term like "-a", when a = -2.  They were able to get the kinks out in terms of having a - - 2, and that led to greater success (well fewer questions at least) on the homework!

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Multiplying and Dividing Integers

Unit 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
Lesson 19 of 23

Objective: Students will be able to mulitply and divide integers.

Big Idea: More rules?! Yes, multiplication and division have their own set of rules – and can you make a tic tack toe board to help remember them?

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