Visualizing and understanding rational numbers through number lines, diagrams, and problems.

Lasting Ideas & Results:

(1) What is a rational number?

(2) What are integers?

(3) Visualizing fractions as part of a whole


Essential Question(s):

(1) How do numbers relate to one another?

(2) How do you rank fractions?

(3) How do you solve absolute value problems?

Desired Learner Outcomes:

Students will be able to…Students will know…
(1) Use a number line to answer simple problems(1) The definition of integers and rational numbers
(2) Visualize fractions(2) The physical relation of fractions on a number line
(3) Rank fractions 
(4) Find the opposite of a given number or equation 
(5) Solve simple absolute value equations 


Summative Assessment(s):

Describe Performance TasksExplain &/or Reference Criteria
e.g., quize.g., use Answer Key attached



Access the Integers and Rational Numbers video.The video is 13 minutes in length and discusses integers and the rational numbers including such topics as locating numbers on the number line, equivalent fractions, absolute value, ranking fractions, and negatives.
Incorporate into a full class session or assign for homework.

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