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Videos, worksheets, stories and songs to help Grade 6 students learn how to add integers using rules.

The rules are:

1. If the signs are the same, add the absolute value of the numbers and keep the sign.

2. If the signs are different,

• subtract the smaller absolute value from the greater absolute value.

• the sign will follow the number with the greater absolute value.

Examples:

-12 + (-31), -22 + (-16), -125 + 35, 7 + (-18), 60 + (-13)

The earthquake monitor in Hockley is located at an elevation of -416m. The elevation of a monitor in Parkfield is 1,580 higher than the one in Hockley. Find the elevation of the monitor in Parkfield.

-12 + (-6) + 15 + (-2), 1 + (-3) + 2 + (-10), -8 + 2 + (-7) + 4

Examples:

-5 + 3, 6 + (-3), 3 + (-6), 12 + 4, -10 + 15, -8 + (-3)

Examples:

5 + (-4), -3 + 5

Examples:

2 + 4, -2 + (-10), -2 + 4, 10 + (-12)

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