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Rules used for Adding Integers Songs

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Videos, worksheets, stories and songs to help Grade 6 students learn the rules for adding integers. In this lesson, we will learn some songs and rap that will help us remember the rules for adding integers.

Integer Rules Rap
Integer Rules Song
We can sing the following to the tune "Mary had a little lamb"

Adding integers with like sign
Add them together, give them that sign
Adding integers with different sign
Subtract them and give them the largest number sign

Integer Rules Song
We can sing the following to the tune "row row row your boat"

Same signs add and keep,
Different signs subtract,
Keep the sign of the higher number,
Then, it will be exact.
I never been so mad before.
Come to find out I can't add no more.
When positives and negatives are in my sight,
boom boom, out go the lights.

It used to be that I could add with flair,
5 + 2 I could add without care,
but now that it's five + negative 2
Boom Boom, I don't know what to do.

Adding Integers is like watching a war.
The side that's gonna win is the side with more.
So if five is there add -2 comes by,
boom boom - a bunch are gonna die.

No kidding - they're ready to fight,
ain't no need to call CSI, -8 + 3,
boom boom, crash
What if -5 walks through the best buy doors and runs into a negative four
They are both on the same force so no boom - just shopping galore.


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