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Positive & Negative Numbers (Grade 6)




 


Videos and lessons to help Grade 6 students understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation.

Common Core: 6.NS.5

Suggested Learning Targets

  • I can use integers to describe quantities
  • I can describe the relationship of integers to 0.
  • I can identify an integer and its opposite.
  • I can use integers to represent quantities in real world situations (above/below sea level, etc).
  • I can explain where zero fits into a situation represented by integers.


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Common Core for Grade 6

More Lessons for Grade 6


Understanding how positive and negative numbers describe quantities: Lesson 1 of 4 (Standard 6.NS.5)
In this lesson you will learn about negative numbers by looking at a number line.


Understanding how positive and negative numbers describe quantities: Lesson 2 of 4 (Standard 6.NS.5)
In this lesson you will learn how to use positive and negative numbers by thinking about situations with elevations.





Understanding how positive and negative numbers describe quantities: Lesson 3 of 4
In this lesson you will learn how to use positive and negative numbers by thinking about situations with temperature.


Understanding how positive and negative numbers describe quantities: Lesson 4 of 4
In this lesson you will learn how to use positive and negative numbers by thinking about situations with money.



 

Negative Numbers...Where Are They?
The video provides real-world examples of negative integers.


Understand positive and negative numbers.




Real World Negative Numbers
Two examples of negative numbers in everyday life. Temperature, Underwater.


Integers in the Real World
It shows how positive and negative numbers occur in everyday situations.



 

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