So... Here are more than 35 (THIRTY FIVE) ideas and tips for teaching integers. Hang on to your hat, because this post is a BEAST! :)

## Introducing Integers

**What is an Integer?**- This is a well-done video by kids. They give lots of explanations with diagrams too.

**Where's the Third Wheel? or Introduction to Positive and Negative Numbers**- This blog post explains how to use counters to make zero pairs.

**Ordering Integers Math Pennant Activity**- This activity is a great way for students to practice ordering integers and it makes a cute classroom display.

**Discuss Integers in Their Natural Habitat**- Students have encountered integers in their daily lives. Have students list as many different real-life examples of integers as they can. Checking accounts, the stock market, basement floors in a building, temperatures, there are so many integers in real life!

**Integers Song: Learning About Positive or Negative Whole Numbers**- This song is a little cheesy, but it gives lots of real-life applications for integers. It's two minutes well spent.

**Integers Song: With Introduction to Absolute Value**- This is a cute little video by Numberock.

## Adding and Subtracting Integers

**Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers Foldable**- This foldable and practice sheet is great for helping students organize information about adding and subtracting rational numbers.

**Teaching Adding and Subtracting Integers**- Tile spacers are a great manipulative to help students make zero pairs. This blog post explains how to help students understand the concept.

**Have a Funeral for Subtraction**- Subtraction of integers, by definition, is adding the opposite. @mathwithmeaning had a funeral for subtraction and had her students rewrite subtraction problems as addition. Having students write their own problems could get funny!

**Integers: Addition and Subtraction Square Puzzle**- This square puzzle is a fun way to have students practice. I like to use it as a warmup or as an activity for centers. I featured it on my instagram account @mrseteachesmath.

**Use Money Examples**- Integers can feel like an abstract concept for some kids. However, if you explain adding and subtracting integers using money, it can help! For example, "Johnny owes me $5. He paid me $3. How much does he still owe me?"

**Integer Operations Graphic Organizer**- This free graphic organizer is an awesome visual for students to "see" the rules for adding and subtracting integers. It would be great in an interactive notebook too!

**Adding Integers Square Dance Match Game**- This free puzzle is a fun way for students to practice adding integers.

**Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers Mini Unit**- These interactive notebook pages are a great way for students to take notes while learning about integers.

**Have Students Write a Comic Strip**- Sometimes students just need to let loose a little. Writing a comic strip can be a fun way to demonstrate their understanding! @thesmartpug has an adorable comic strip!

**Adding and Subtracting Integers Puzzle**- If you're in the mood to break out the scissors and glue, this cut and paste puzzle is a great way for students to practice.

**Adding and Subtracting Integers**- If you want to use snap cubes to help your students with addition and subtraction of integers, but you're unsure how to introduce them, this video is perfect. Here, a teacher explains how to use them to teach your students.

**Integer Operations Battle My Math Ship Activity**- In this partner game, students play Battleship. This would be a fun sub day activity!

**A Manipulative for Integer Operations**- This blog post explains how to use a number line to help students decide the sign of the answer when adding and subtracting integers.

**Use Snap Cubes to Play Games**- @doyouevenmath played a fun game with snap cubes to practice integers.

**Math Antics - Adding and Subtracting Integers**- If you will be having a substitute or use a flipped classroom, this video lesson is a good option!

**Adding and Subtracting Integers Partner Scavenger Hunt**- This cut and paste partner activity is a fun way for students to practice, with a twist.

**Integer Rules Visuals**- Sometimes kids need to SEE which number is bigger in order to choose the correct sign when adding and subtracting. This blog post gives a great visual. @colorado_math_teacher used this same technique to write notes for her students.

## Multiplying and Dividing Integers

**Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers Foldable**- This foldable and practice sheet is great for helping students organize information about multiplying and dividing rational numbers.

**Negative Number Multiplication Bingo**- This is a math bingo game that involves multiplying and dividing negative numbers.

**Multiplying Negative Numbers by Negative Numbers Animation**- This is a simple number line animation that helps explain multiplying two negative numbers. It reinforces a pattern.

**Multiplying and Dividing Integers Puzzle**- This is a great activity to use in stations, as a small group activity, or as an individual activity!

**Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers Foldable**- These two lessons are great in an interactive notebook!

## Mixed Integer Operations

**Positive and Negative Integer Rules Lesson for INBs**- I love this interactive notebook page as a review for positive and negative numbers! It's pretty and can easily be adapted for all skill levels.

**Operations with Integers Differentiated Notes and Practice**- If interactive notebooks aren't your thing, this complete lesson is perfect. I love when things are already differentiated for me!

**Integer War**- Have students play War, but instead of playing one against one, they play in teams of two. Instead of the biggest individual card winning, the largest team

*sum*wins. You could also change this to be subtraction, multiplication, or division. Red cards are negative, black cards are positive, and you can choose the numerical value of the face cards. @ms.lyonsclass enjoyed playing too!

**Magical Math Solve and Color**- This unicorn is adorable! Students can practice integer operations while coloring a picture.

**Operations on Integers Coloring Activity**- This is a coloring activity that easily fits into an interactive notebook. The emphasis is on the math, which is always nice :)

**Reviewing Integers**- This blog post is a great explanation of how to effectively review integers with students that have a basic understanding.

**Integer Operations Solve and Snip Interactive Word Problems**- On this worksheet students will show their work and cut out the correct answer.

**Integer War - Order of Operations**- This fun game combines the game of War with the order of operations.

I hope you've found some awesome ideas to help you teach your next unit on integers!