# INTEGER OPERATIONS

Our unique approach to addition (and subtraction) requires analytical thinking, and differs greatly from traditional worksheet questions. Students are given numbers as physical manipulatives and must experiment to find the answer.

## STUDENTS WILL

• Work with numbers 1-500
• Learn to differentiate positives and negatives
• Improve fluency with handling multiple numbers at once
• Combine two or more numbers to equal 10, 20, 50, and 120

## BEFORE YOU BEGIN

• This lesson will build basic fluency working with addition.
• Ask whether you can add a negative number to another negative number
• Ask if you can switch around the terms in addition (communitive property). Does 2 + 5 = 5 + 2?
• No prior experience with addition is required for this lesson.

## AFTER CLASS DISCUSSION

• Who can tell me the biggest number they saw?
• Who can tell me how you add to 10 using two positives and one negative?
• Does the order you add numbers together matter?
• Who can give me one negative and two positive numbers that add to zero?
• Can anyone tell me the difference between positives and negatives?

## IN THE GAME

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• Allow 20-25 minutes minimum play time.
• Sessions can last 90+ minutes. Your kids will not want to stop!
• In-game instructions make the experience easy for students.
• Students may get stuck – partner them so they can discover the solution together.
• Super Math World is designed to introduce a new concept with simple interactions, which get more difficult as you progress. The game should totally immerse your learners and open their minds to the underlying mathematical concepts, while motivating them to explore and learn more. A successful play session will leave your students eager to talk about the subject matter, and perhaps even to become math creators themselves using the in-game editor.