Activities Involving Integers (Positive and Negative Numbers)

Activity Description Content Covered Grade Level* # of Play ers** Materials Needed
Number Line Bounce Visualize and perform basic addition of integers on the number line. Basic Addition of Integers
5-6
1
Computer and Internet Connection
Color Chip Addition Visualize and perform basic addition of integers using two-color counters. Basic Addition of Integers
5-6
1
Computer and Internet Connection
Diffy Select the “Integers” option for a subtraction puzzle involving integers. Be sure to view the instructions for this game. Basic Subtraction of Integers
5-6
1
Computer and Internet Connection
Arithmetic Four A variant of the “Connect Four” board game. Players earn the right to drop their chips in the grid by correctly answering an arithmetic problem within a certain amount of time. You can adjust the difficulty level and the time limits according to your child’s needs. Choose Integer Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, or any combination of these to practice operations with integers. Operations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division) with Integers
5-8
2
Computer and Internet Connection

Pencil and Paper

* “Grade Level” simply indicates when this content is covered in school. Some older students may benefit from reviewing earlier material, and some younger students may be ready to explore more advanced content.

** Parents/Guardians are strongly encouraged to supervise their children as they interact with one-player games. For these games, parents can provide assistance, make sure students remain focused on the task, and judge whether the given activity is too simple or too advanced for their child. Parents, guardians, and/or older siblings are encouraged to play with the child in two-player games.