Unit 3, Lesson 4, Grade 6 icon
Unit 3, Lesson 4

The Opposite of a Number

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In this lesson, students practice graphing points on the number line. In particular, students determine the appropriate scale given a set of opposites in real-world situations. Students understand that each nonzero integer has an opposite, and that they are opposites if they are on opposite sides of zero and are the same distance from zero on the number line. Students recognize the number zero is its own opposite.

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