The pics below are from a gallery walk during our last unit, involving adding and subtracting integers, and how to represent the concepts with visual models. Enjoy!

When adding 2 integers, how do you know if the sum will be positive or negative?

This question requires students to use a chip model to better understand the idea of why subtracting a negative integer increases the value.

Students analyzing one group's response to a question...

These students are working collaboratively to answer one of the questions prior to the gallery walk.

Students are currently working on a project in which they are creating a series of cartoon characters. The project focuses on mathematical similarity, scale factor, and the relationship between scale factor in similar shapes and area. Check back soon for more info and pics of student projects!