1) One of the first things I did was create a numberline on my floor from -10 to 10 and had various students stand on the numbers I asked questions like:
~ (Name) is standing on -4 how far away from 0 is that?
~ (Name) is standing on -5 (Name) is standing on 6 which is bigger
2) I then had the students graph and plot on a worksheet given in their math program
3) Then we played a game:
This is where I got the idea: Integer War
You can download the recording sheet free from my Teacherspayteachers account:
Open letter to fifth grade teachers: thank you for doing a great job on teaching this because I did not have to spend too much time reteaching. I created a project (final going to be posted by the end of the week).