Integers Intro

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SWBAT to define and identify integers and absolute value.

Big Idea

Do students understand what absolute value is and how integers relate to the set of rational numbers?


10 minutes
  • POD

As student enter the room, they will have a seat, take out their Problem of the Day (POD) sheet and begin to work on the question on the SMARTboard. The POD also allows students to use MP 3 continually based on the discussions we have about the problem each day. The POD today is an Integers PreAssessment. Students will answer questions on the PreAssessment to indicate what they already know about the content and help frame how learning progresses through the unit.

  • Learning Target

The target for the day is also on the SMARTboard each day when students enter the room.  The target for today’s lesson is to help students identify and define integers and absolute value.



15 minutes

Students will copy notes on integers and absolute value using the Integers Intro SMART notebook. Part of the notes activity includes discussion with a partner on the definitions and applications of the terms. The narrative, Integers Intro, explains the goal of this part of the leson.


5 minutes

The Exit Ticket today is to respond to the following prompt: Explain how to determine the value of |-71|.

The responses to this prompt will let me know how much the students understood about our discussion and activity today. If there is an obvious misconception about what absolute value is and how to describe that value that can be addressed in future PODs in the unit.