# Integers

**Strand:** Number

**Outcome:** 7

## Step 1: Identify Outcomes to Address

### Guiding Questions

- What do I want my students to learn?
- What can my students currently understand and do?
- What do I want my students to understand and be able to do, based on the Big Ideas and specific outcomes in the program of studies?

See Sequence of Outcomes from the Program of Studies

### Big Ideas

Integers:

- are a set of numbers that include the following: (… –3, –2, –1, 0, 1, 2, 3, …)
- include positive and negative whole numbers
- add to number the idea of opposite, so that every number has both size and a positive or negative relationship to other numbers. A negative number is the opposite of the positive number of the same size (Van de Walle and Lovin 2006, p. 131)
- are successive numbers that differ by 1
- form a subset of the rational numbers
- represent the difference between two objects in a set
- are numbers that deal with direction and magnitude.