Math Activities Using Integers


Hi, my name is Marija. And today, I'm going to give you a math activity using integers. So, there is a game that I like to play called I have, who has. And you need flashcards in order to play it. And what you would do is, give each student in the classroom a flashcard. that on one side says, "I have" and on the other side says, "who has." And on the side that says, I have, it would just be a number, let's say for example, eight. And the "who has" would be an integer problem. So, depending on what skill you're trying to enforce with integers, whether it's multiplying, dividing, adding or subtracting. You can write whichever type of problem you need here. So, for example, we'll just put four times negative three. So, the teacher would start off the game by saying, who has four times two? And the child that has the flashcard that says, "I have eight," would be the one to say, I have eight. And then, they would flip their card over and they would present the next problem, who has four times negative three? So that means that now, we're looking for the student who has the card that says, I have negative 12. Which would the answer to this. And they flip their card and they read the next question. And the game just continues until everybody has used their cards. So that is one activity that you can do with integers.

Marija Kero graduated from the Pforzheimer Honors College at Pace University with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Adolescent Education.