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Multiplying Integers

Videos, worksheets, songs and solutions to help Grade 6 students learn how to multiply integers.




 

In these lessons, we will learn how to use the rules for multiplying integers.

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More Grade 6 Math Lessons, Integer Worksheets, Integer Games

Basic rules for multiplying integers and provides several examples
When multiplying integers:
If the signs are the same, the product is positive
If the signs are the different, the product is negative
Example:
Determine each product
5 × 6 =
-8 × -3 =
-2(9) =
8(-3) =
2(-5)(-6) =
-1 × -3 × -4 × -6=

When three or more integers are multiplied
• The product of an even number of negative numbers is positive.
• The product of an odd number of negative numbers is negative.
Example:
Multiply
a) (-2)(-3)(-5) =
b) (-1)(-5)(-2)(-3) =
How to Multiply and Divide Integers?
If the signs of the two integers are the same, the answer is positive.
If the signs of the two integers are different, the answer is negative.
How to Multiply Integers?
The rules for multiplying integers are:
When we multiply two positive integers, we get a positive integer.
When we multiply two negative integers, we get a positive integer.
When we multiply a positive and a negative integer, we get a negative integer.
Examples:
-3 × -5 =
-4 × 2 =



Multiplication / Multiplying Integers
This video gives some examples dealing with multiplication of integers. The only things we have be really careful of is the sign we get after multiplying. Otherwise, it is the same as multiplying all positive numbers.
Example:
Find the product
a) (-3)(4)(-5)
b) (5)(-1)(8)
Multiply Integers Song
A song to help you remember the rules when multiplying integers
Multiplying and Dividing Integers Song
A song to help you remember the rules for multiplying and dividing integers. Sung to the tune of Are You Sleeping Brother John?
Lyrics:
Multiplying and dividing
Use same sign, you will get a positive
Use different signs, you will get a negative
Multiplying Integers
The rules for multiplying integers are as follows: positive times positive equals positive, positive times negative equals negative, negative times positive equals negative, negative times negative equals positive.
Example:
(-3)(-4) =


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