Want a fun way to review skills before the Christmas break? This cute and low-prep integer operations game is perfect for a math center, partner practice or sub plans with your middle schoolers in December. Although it is certainly not a favorite topic for any middle school students that I know, I absolutely love teaching integer operations. I love helping students visualize the "why" behind things like subtracting a negative number is the Keep Reading...

## Leprechaun Tricks: Integer Challenges {FREE}

Looking for a fun St. Patrick's Day challenge for your middle schoolers? Take a break from your normal routine and help kids make sense of integer operations with this set of integer challenges. If you teach middle school or high school, you probably don't have a lot of wiggle room in your schedule for fun, interesting challenges or holiday celebrations. But older kids like a break from the normal math routine too! So I created this simple set Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Add & Subtract Integers: Real Life Lesson

There are so many ways we see and use integers in the real world. We even add and subtract integers all the time, though we might not realize it. So even though teaching how to add & subtract integers might sound scary to both teacher and student, there are actually ways to introduce this in real and meaningful ways. This post includes a real life lesson you can use to add & subtract integers and help kids see the "rules" before you Keep Reading...

## Teaching Integer Multiplication {FREE Graphing Calculator Activity}

Helping kids make sense of integer operations can be such a challenge. As a classroom teacher, I struggled to find ways to help my students remember. I didn't want them to simply memorize rules, formulas or tricks. I wanted to them to really understand. So I looked for ways to do just that. This integer multiplication activity will help your students discover important properties, and observe patterns with the help of their graphing Keep Reading...