Working with Directed Numbers

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Working with Directed Numbers

This set of tasks is intended to provide an introduction to operations with positive and negative numbers. The article offers a variety of models that could be used with students to introduce them to the concepts of calculating with directed numbers, and the resources and games can be used in the classroom to develop students' understanding and fluency.


Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers link

Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers 

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

How can we help students make sense of addition and subtraction of negative numbers?

Strange Bank Account link

Strange Bank Account 

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Imagine a very strange bank account where you are only allowed to do two things...

Up, Down, Flying Around link

Up, Down, Flying Around 

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Play this game to learn about adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers

Playing Connect Three link

Playing Connect Three 

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

In this game the winner is the first to complete a row of three. Are some squares easier to land on than others?

Weights link

Weights 

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?