Instructional Activity# Example 2: The Order of Negative Integers and Their Absolute Values

Lesson 12. Unit 3. Grade 6 EngageNY

EngageNY8 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 12, Unit 3, Grade 6. Students examine the lengths of arrows corresponding with positive and negative integers on the number line and use their analysis to understand why the order of negative integers is opposite the order of their absolute values. Monitor the room, and provide guidance as needed, and then guide a whole-class discussion with questions.