- CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.5 Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation.
- CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.6 Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates.
- CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.6a Recognize opposite signs of numbers as indicating locations on opposite sides of 0 on the number line; recognize that the opposite of the opposite of a number is the number itself, e.g., –(–3) = 3, and that 0 is its own opposite.
- CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.6b Understand signs of numbers in ordered pairs as indicating locations in quadrants of the coordinate plane; recognize that when two ordered pairs differ only by signs, the locations of the points are related by reflections across one or both axes.
- CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.6c Find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram; find and position pairs of integers and other rational numbers on a coordinate plane.
- CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.7 Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.
- CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.7a Interpret statements of inequality as statements about the relative position of two numbers on a number line diagram.
*For example, interpret –3 > –7 as a statement that –3 is located to the right of –7 on a number line oriented from left to right*. - CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.7b Write, interpret, and explain statements of order for rational numbers in real-world contexts.
*For example, write –3*.^{o}C > –7^{o}C to express the fact that –3^{o}C is warmer than –7^{o}C - CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.7c
Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from
0 on the number line; interpret absolute value as magnitude for a
positive or negative quantity in a real-world situation.
*For example, for an account balance of –30 dollars, write |–30| = 30 to describe the size of the debt in dollars*. - CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.7d Distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about order.
*For example, recognize that an account balance less than –30 dollars represents a debt greater than 30 dollars*

*"WOW! That is a lot!" was my first reaction. My second was, "where is the adding and subtracting integers?"*

*I had to look again. Nope. Not there.*

*I opened seventh grade Common Core standards.......There is is!*

*So...... I don't have to teach integer addition and subtraction?!?!?Hmmmmm..... I guess my self designed unit needs a major overhaul. I have to design new items to go with these new standards. But I really want to share my stuff around integer addition and subtraction with seventh grade teachers so I will be posting it as a freebie in my TPT store. Check it out.*

*For those of you looking for stuff on integers to help meet Common Core Standards for grade 6... Stay tuned. I am working on developing materials and will let you know how it is going.*

*What has been the biggest instructional shift for you as you move towards the Common Core?*

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