Instructional Activity# Example 2: Using Properties of Arithmetic to Explain Multiplication of Negative Numbers

Lesson 11. Unit 2. Grade 7 EngageNY

EngageNY10 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 11, Unit 2, Grade 7. The teacher guides students to verify their conjecture that the product of two negative integers is positive using the distributive property and the additive inverse property. Use color or highlight steps to help students organize and understand the manipulations.