Genius Blocks are my latest classroom creation. They are perfect for a classroom puzzle table or a creative way to practice mental math with integer operations. Last summer, I ran across several craft ideas on twitter involving wooden blocks. So I promptly went on Amazon and bought a bag of 100 one inch wooden cubes. …

# Integers

My math concepts students are slowly improving their integer skills. To aid in this process, we’ve been tackling an Integer Squares Math puzzle from Developing Mathematical Fluency at the start of every class period.

The most challenging/frustrating/satisfying part of my master’s program in curriculum and instruction was my action research project. We were asked to consider an issue we saw in our school and design a research project to investigate it. I chose to focus my research on the remediation of integer operations since it is an area where …

My Algebra 2 classes were participants in my action research project over remediating integer operations. Based on what group students were randomly assigned to, they received a certain set of notes. Group 1: Group 2: This second group of students used a number line and bingo chip to work out the questions. Then, we took …

I created this set of printable integer operations flash cards using a nifty flashcard making website I discovered last year. The site itself is sort of plain looking, but it makes great looking flash cards. Start by typing in your questions and answers. You can also import them, but I’ve never tried this. Once you’ve …

For over a month now, I’ve been meaning to set down and create a set of integer operations posters. Today, I finally did it. At one point in the semester, I had these written out on my dry erase board. I never saw anyone use them, so I decided to erase them when I cleaned my …

I created this integer operations foldable for my Algebra 1 students to fill out as we reviewed the rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers. I used my favorite four door foldable template to create this integer operations foldable. I have uploaded the file at the bottom of this post. Here’s the inside of our …

Today I want to share an Integer Operations Work Mat with sea of zeros I created for my students to complete integer problems with both counters and a number line. I’m so excited about my Algebra 1 class next week. We’re starting integer operations. And, I just can’t wait to teach my students how to …