Title: Exploring Integers

Grade Level: 7th Grade

Objective: - Students will understand the concept of integers and their placement on the number line. - Students will be able to perform basic operations with integers, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. - Students will apply their knowledge of integers to solve real-life problems.

Materials: - Whiteboard or blackboard - Markers or chalk - Number line posters or handouts - Integer manipulatives (optional) - Worksheets or handouts for practice problems - Real-life word problem examples

Lesson Plan:

Introduction (5 minutes): 1. Begin the lesson by asking students if they have heard of integers before and what they know about them. 2. Explain that integers are a set of whole numbers and their opposites, including zero. They can be positive or negative. 3. Show examples of positive and negative numbers on the board and explain how they are represented on a number line.

Number Line Activity (10 minutes): 1. Distribute number line posters or handouts to each student. 2. Ask students to label the number line with positive and negative numbers, starting from -10 to +10. 3. Have students take turns coming up to the board and placing a marker or sticky note on the number line to represent a given integer. 4. Encourage students to explain their reasoning for placing the marker at a specific point on the number line.

Operations with Integers (15 minutes): 1. Review the rules for adding and subtracting integers: - When adding integers with the same sign, add their absolute values and keep the sign. - When adding integers with different signs, subtract their absolute values and keep the sign of the larger number. - When subtracting integers, change the sign of the second number and follow the rules for addition. 2. Model a few examples on the board, involving both positive and negative integers, and have students solve them individually or in pairs. 3. Repeat the process for multiplication and division of integers, emphasizing the rules: - When multiplying or dividing integers with the same sign, the result is positive. - When multiplying or dividing integers with different signs, the result is negative. 4. Provide additional practice problems for students to solve independently or in pairs.

Real-Life Applications (10 minutes): 1. Present real-life word problems that involve integers, such as temperature changes, bank account balances, or elevations. 2. Discuss the problem-solving process, including identifying the key information, determining the operation(s) needed, and solving the problem. 3. Have students work in pairs or small groups to solve the word problems and share their solutions with the class. 4. Encourage students to explain their reasoning and how they applied their knowledge of integers to solve the problems.

Conclusion (5 minutes): 1. Recap the main concepts covered in the lesson, including the definition of integers, their placement on the number line, and the rules for operations. 2. Allow time for any remaining questions or clarifications. 3. Assign practice problems or worksheets for homework to reinforce the concepts learned in class. 4. End the lesson by highlighting the importance of understanding integers in everyday life and how they can be used to solve various problems.