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Lesson 1 - Comparing Positive and Negative Numbers


Use these interactive activities to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about comparing positive and negative numbers. Students can try these activities on their own or in pairs.


Compare and order positive and negative numbers.

Builds Upon

Student Book pages 186-189

Instructions for Use


Introduction to Integers lets students practice working with positive and negative numbers.

To use Compare and Order Integers, read through the Web page and try the exercises at the bottom. Enter the answer in the text box next to "ANSWER BOX". Click the "ENTER" button to check your answer. To change your answer, click the "CLEAR" button.


Comparing Integers lets students compare positive and negative numbers.

To use Comparing Integers, click the "START" button. Determine if the first number is greater than, less than, or the same as the second number. Click appropriate button to answer the question. The text box below the question will indicate if you entered the correct answer.

Note: The given numbers may be too difficult for Grade 7 students.You may want to suggest this only as an enrichment exercise.