Lesson Plan: Adding Integers Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to add positive and negative integers in both abstract and real-world contexts.


Students will be able to

  • add positive and negative integers,
  • use a number line to perform addition with negative numbers,
  • recognize that adding a negative gives the same result as subtracting the same positive value,
  • write and evaluate a sum involving positive and negative integers from a real-world context.


Students should already be familiar with

  • positive and negative integers,
  • adding positive integers,
  • number lines.


Students will not cover

  • multiplying and dividing by positive and negative integers,
  • the order of operations,
  • absolute value.

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