Tag Archives: positive and negative numbers

Teaching negative numbers via the numberline with a twist

One popular way of introducing the negative numbers is through the number line. Most textbooks start with the whole number on the number line and then show to the students that the number is decreasing by 1. From there, the negative numbers are introduced. This seems to be something easy for students to understand but… Read More »

Pedagogical Content Knowledge Map for Integers

I’m working with a group of Year 7 mathematics teachers doing Lesson Study for the first time. The teachers chose to do a lesson study for what they believe to be the most difficult topic in this year level – integers. Part of my preparation as facilitator is to draw a map of what I… Read More »

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