Grade 6 Mathematics Module 3, Topic A, Lesson 4

Girl at Desk

Student Outcomes

  • Students understand that each nonzero integer, a, has an opposite, denoted -a; and that -a and a are opposites if they are on opposite sides of zero and are the same distance from zero on the number line.
  • Students recognize the number zero is its own opposite.
  • Students understand that since all counting numbers are positive, it is not necessary to indicate such with a plus sign.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
6.NS.6.a Recognize opposite signs of numbers as indicating locations on opposite sides of 0 on the number...
6.NS.6.c Find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line...

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