### Making *some* sense of Pos/Neg Numbers

Today we were learning how to add and subtract positive and negative numbers. Just the thought of it gives me the shakes ;) So I did a few things to *try* and make it a bit easier for the kids to grasp and thought I would share with you all. We began talking about number lines, as we were going to be using them throughout today. Using a number line as our starting point, I broke the equation down like this for the kids. OK..that is probably confusing to you, as you don't exactly know what…

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### Making *some* sense of Pos/Neg Numbers

Today we were learning how to add and subtract positive and negative numbers. Just the thought of it gives me the shakes ;) So I did a few things to *try* and make it a bit easier for the kids to grasp and thought I would share with you all. We began talking about number lines, as we were going to be using them throughout today. Using a number line as our starting point, I broke the equation down like this for the kids. OK..that is probably confusing to you, as you don't exactly know what…

Teaching in Room 6: Making *some* sense of Pos/Neg Numbers

Teaching in Room 6: Making *some* sense of Pos/Neg Numbers

Teaching in Room 6: Making *some* sense of Pos/Neg Numbers

Teaching in Room 6: Making *some* sense of Pos/Neg Numbers

Helping the students to understand how to add and subtract positive and negative numbers using a number line

Adding positive and negative numbers using a numberline to help visualize.