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Subtracting Integers Practice - Can you subtract more than two integers? - Section 3: Summarize

Today's lesson went well, but from my observations during the BINGO game as well as during the summary activity, I noted that students still need more practice with addition and subtraction being mixed. They asked a lot of questions and still required a lot of reinforcement from me - I want my students to be more independent, so I think they need more practice.

In terms of practice, you may ask yourself why don't I just assign homework? Well, I could - and, in fact, I originally had a homework assignment for this lesson, but I have since removed it and added it to the new lesson I am creating for tomorrow. Homework would give students more practice, but from my observations in class, I am not sure that they would be practicing the skills correctly - which then homework would be doing more damage than good. Thus, in reflecting on today's lesson, I am going to create a new lesson for tomorrow that gives students more opportunities to practice a mix of adding and subtracting, and then assign a homework if I see that students are more successful without my help.

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# Subtracting Integers Practice - Can you subtract more than two integers?

Lesson 9 of 23

## Objective: Students will be able to apply subtraction rules to solve problems with more than two integers.

#### Launch

*10 min*

**Opener: **As students enter the room, they will immediately pick up and begin working on the opener. Please see my instructional strategy clip for how openers work in my classroom (Instructional Strategy - Process for openers). This method of working and going over the opener lends itself to allow students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, which is **mathematical practice 3**.

**Learning Target: **After completion of the opener, I will address the day’s learning targets to the students. In today’s lesson, the intended targets are, “I can solve subtraction problems with more than two integers.” Students will jot the learning target down in their agendas (our version of a student planner, there is a place to write the learning target for every day).

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#### Explore

*50 min*

Subtracting Integers Practice Explore Narrative

Notes: To get the lesson started, I am going to go over some brief problems where students will solve problems containing more than two numbers. I will start off by giving students a problem to try and then discuss with their groups, and then I will call on volunteers to teach the class. This will be more exciting than me just giving the notes - and students know enough to be able to do this without my instruction, so I am curious to see who will be able to teach us. Then, I will move into discussing word problems. I will do a one minute competition to see which table can name off the most subtraction words, and then I will add some words to the list that will most doubtedly get left off :)

**Subtraction Bingo**: As a fun way to practice subtraction, students are going to play a game of bingo. For this activity, I give students a Bingo Board and all the possible answers for the problems. It is their job to set their bingo board up! I place markers in the baskets at their tables, and students have to fill out their bingo board using a marker so that there is no cheating! I also place white boards/markers/erasers at the tables for students to work their problems out on. They tend to think that is more fun that writing on paper. In terms of individual or group work, I urge the students to each work the problem out on their white board and then discuss what they got with their group. Some students are very competitive and do not wish to share, and I do not push that, I just let those students do their thing as long as they are still playing the game. As with all work with signed numbers, students will need to be precise with their calculations (**mathematical practice 6**).

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#### Summarize

*5 min*

**Wrap Up Problems: **To summarize this lesson, I am going to have students complete 3 problems mentally, as I want to see how they are progressing with the rules. I will have students solve and discuss with their table, and then number off 1-4 for tables 1-4 and 5-8 for tables 5-8. Then, I will have students move according to their number. Students will then discuss the answers with their new table, and I will call on random students to share answers. This activity will allow me to determine overall the success the students are having with the concept.

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- UNIT 2: Proportional Reasoning
- UNIT 3: Percents
- UNIT 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
- UNIT 5: Expressions
- UNIT 6: Equations
- UNIT 7: Geometric Figures
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- UNIT 9: Probability
- UNIT 10: Statistics
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- LESSON 1: Integers and Absolute Value - Are two steps forward and two steps back the same thing?
- LESSON 2: Modeling Addition - Opposites Attract, You Know?!
- LESSON 3: Integer Addition Word Problems - Can You Picture It? (Two Day Lesson)
- LESSON 4: Adding Integers - What's the Rule?
- LESSON 5: Multiple Addends - More than 2 numbers to add?
- LESSON 6: Adding Integers Review
- LESSON 7: Adding Integers Test
- LESSON 8: Subtracting Integers - How does subtraction relate to addition?
- LESSON 9: Subtracting Integers Practice - Can you subtract more than two integers?
- LESSON 10: Addition and Subtraction of Integers - DOMINOES!
- LESSON 11: Adding and Subtracting Integers - Real World Applications
- LESSON 12: Adding and Subtracting Integers - REVIEW!
- LESSON 13: Adding and Subtracting Integers Test
- LESSON 14: Adding and Subtracting Signed Fractions - Remember Those Integer Rules!
- LESSON 15: Adding and Subtracting Signed Fractions Fluency Practice
- LESSON 16: Adding and Subtracting Signed Decimals - Line Up Those Points!
- LESSON 17: Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers - Practice Makes Perfect!
- LESSON 18: Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers - Test
- LESSON 19: Multiplying and Dividing Integers
- LESSON 20: Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers
- LESSON 21: Problem Solving with Rational Numbers
- LESSON 22: Fractions to Decimals - Terminate or Repeat?
- LESSON 23: Rational Number Unit Test