A popular approach for teaching numbers is to use it to describe a property of an object or a set of object. For example, numbers are used to describe the amount or quantity of fruits in a basket. In introducing integers, teachers and textbooks presents integers as a set of numbers that can be used…

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To teach for conceptual understanding requires assessing for conceptual understanding. The principles that guide teaching for understanding must be the same principles that should guide assessment. What are some of these? Open-ended, problem solving tasks To teach for conceptual understanding, it is not enough that students engage in problem solving task. The tasks should be…

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A lot of online resources on integers are about operations on integers especially addition and subtraction. Most of these resources show visual representations of integer operations. These representations are almost always in the form of jumping bunnies, kitties, frogs, … practically anything that can or cannot jump are made to jump on the number line….

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