Videos, solutions, 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 these lessons, 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.

Example:

-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.

Examples:

6 + 2 =

-6 + (-2) =

6 + (-2) =

-6 + 2 =

-4 + -3 =

-2 + 5 =

-3 + 1 =

-2 + -2 =

-3 + 3 =

Examples:

-5 + 3

3 + (-6)

-2 + (-4)

We introduce the concept of zero-pairs in this video lesson.

Example:

(-2) - 3

Zero pairs used in adding and subtracting integers

Examples:

3 + (-2)

3 - (-2)

5 - (-4)

-3 - 2

Examples:

-5 + 3

-3 - 4

1 - 3

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