 # Adding Integers using the Number Line

Videos, examples, solutions, worksheets, stories and songs to help Grade 6 students learn how to add integers using the number line.

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The following figures show how to add integers using the number line. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions. Rules for adding integers using the number line:
• To add a positive integer, move to the right on the number line.
• To add a negative integer, move to the left on the number line.
Adding Integers Using a Number Line
This video shows how to add integers using a number line.
Example:
5 + (-7), -2 + 6, -3 + (-5), 2 + 4

Using a number line is one way to think about what we are doing when adding / subtracting integers. It provides a nice visual representation of what we are doing.
Example:
Use a number line to add the following: 2 + (-6) Adding Integers (using the number line)
Example:
3 + 5, 3 + (-5), -6 + 2 Adding integers using the number line
Example:
-2 + (-4), -7 + 4, 2 + 3 Using the Number Line to add integers
Example:
-2 + (-3), 2 + 3, -2 + 3, 2 + (-3), -10 + 12, 2 + (-8), -5 + (-3), 2 + 3 Adding Integers using the number line and zero pairs
Example:
-5 + 3, 3 + (-6), -2 + (-4)

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