Students will learn how to multiply integers. They'll start with concrete and visual methods. The first method involves using the Algeblocks Quadrant Mat.
Multiplying Integers with Algeblocks by Project STAIR
The second method involves making equal groups of two color counters. The second method should indeed be taught second, as it's much more complicated.
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Next, students will learn the abstract method.
Multiplying negative numbers by Khan Academy
Multiplying & dividing negative numbers word problems by Khan Academy
Next, give your students these challenges:
Conclude by leading this investigation:
Symbiotic Sets – addition and division