Distances Between Houses

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This resource sneaks in the math so your learners will be adding and subtracting positive and negatives on a number line while thinking they are mapping out houses. The activity starts by putting houses the appropriate distance away from the school that sits in the middle of the street. Your mathematicians will be able to plot each house on the street and calculate the distance from one house to another. Without mentioning number line, positive, or negative, your learners will be able to work the problem with their own method while getting some good integer practice in!

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CCSS: Designed
Pros
  • Detailed answer key includes tables, charts, and methods to solving this problem
  • For beginning learners, use whole numbers instead of fractions
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