Examples, solutions, videos, and worksheets 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.

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.

The following diagrams show the integer rules for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Scroll down the page for examples, and solutions.

Rules for Adding Integers

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 Adding Integers using Rules

Examples:

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

Rules for adding integers

Examples:

5 + (-4), -3 + 5 Rules for adding integers

Examples:

2 + 4, -2 + (-10), -2 + 4, 10 + (-12) The rules for adding integers

Rules for Adding Integers

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 Adding Integers using Rules

Examples:

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

Examples:

5 + (-4), -3 + 5 Rules for adding integers

Examples:

2 + 4, -2 + (-10), -2 + 4, 10 + (-12) The rules for adding integers

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