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Adding and Subtracting Integers using Zero Pairs

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Videos, worksheets, stories and songs to help Grade 6 students learn how to add and subtract integers using zero pairs. This method involves canceling out positive and negative pairs and what is left would be the answer.

In this lesson, we will learn

  • what are zero pairs
  • how to add integers using zero pairs
  • how to subtract integers using zero pairs
Zero pairs are defined, discussed and utilized in the introductory video on zero pairs.
-4 + 6
Using integer dots to demonstrate the adding of integers using zero pairs.
The positive dots and negative dots cancel to leave the answer.
6 + 2, -6 + (-2), 6 + (-2), -6 + 2

Adding Integers using the number line and zero pairs
-5 + 3, 3 + (-6), -2 + (-4)
This video illustrates how to subtract positive and negative integers through the use of Red (negative) and Black (positive) tiles. We introduce the concept of zero-pairs in this video lesson.
(-2) - 3

Zero pairs used in adding and subtracting integers
3 + (-2), 3 - (-2), 5 - (-4), -3 -2
Learn how to add and subtract integers using integer tiles and zero pairs.
-5 + 3, -3 - 4, 1 - 3,

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