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Jennifer House

Understand a rational number as a point on a number line. Use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of zero in each situation.

Students will learn to order and represent integers and their opposites on a number line.

Tutorial

How would you describe an integer? Give an example of an integer.

How can we represent an integer on a number line?

Watch the video and see if you can answer the above questions. Then, read the definitions and take the quiz.

examples of integers in the 'real-world'

in·te·ger

ˈintijər/

noun

1.

a whole number; a number that is not a fraction.

2.

a thing complete in itself.

An integer is a whole number (not a fractional number) that can be positive, negative, or zero. Examples of integers are: -5, 1, 5, 8, 97, and 3043.