If–Then Moves with Integer Number Cards

Pairs with the same sum of integer cards verify the addition and subtraction properties of equality by adding and subtracting like cards to each hand. They also justify the multiplication and division properties of equality using like-valued hands. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a flip chart organizer and have individuals summarize the properties in their own words
  • Use the lesson as a precursor to solving equations
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be fluent in integer operations
  • The 22nd portion of a 25-part unit
Pros

  • Includes scaffolding suggestions for advanced scholars
  • Contains sample responses to illustrate the process
Cons

  • None
Common Core