This simple tool helped my students improve their ability to add and subtract with negative numbers.
Negative Number Adding Tool
A Positive Approach to Teaching Negative Numbers | Scholastic.com
Cut and Glue Integers with Exponents and Parentheses (extra quizzes included)
Negative and Positive Number Line to hand across the top of your chalkboard! Big bright numbers are great for teaching integers, operations with in...
Negative and Positive Number Line (Chalkboard Header)
One of my students was the "walker". He stood on the number line at the 6. The subtraction sign told him to then face the negative side of the number line, so he turned around to face negative. the -4 is a negative number, so it says to walk backwards 4 spaces. So, while facing negatively, he is walking backwards (which actually puts him more positive).
Why does a negative times a negative equal a positive? It's all based on patterns and is explained in this blog posting.
Go Figure!: June 2011
This homeschool mom explains various manipulatives and lists resources used to teach positive and negative numbers in a more concrete way.
Living Math with Positive and Negative Numbers
Number line and "little man" printable to create a manipulative to help with adding and subtracting positive and negative integers.
This math freebie includes 4 sets of integers to order from least to greatest.The next task is to order a set of integers on a number line....