Lesson Plan


This centers-based lesson on applying integers is designed for two-days of 45-minute lessons or one-day of a 90-minute lesson block. The lesson provides differentiated instruction using the H.O.P. Centers Framework. H.O.P. stands for Hands-On, Open-Ended, and Practice which are the themes for each of the three centers in the framework. Lesson structure is designed using brain research principles. In this lesson students will learn how to use integers to describe real work situations with a short engaging lesson, hands-on activity in which they experiment with temperature, practice writing about a word problem using integers, and engage in tiered practice of the concept.


  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5





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Applying Integers
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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-08-26.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This is a well-organized lesson for upper-elementary students. It contains review problems, a lesson plan with time allotments and activities, tiered practice problems, and an answer key. There are also word problems. The lesson relates integers to real like examples such as thermometers, depth below sea level, and distance above ground. The lesson is available in PDF form as well as in Microsoft Word or Notebook formats. The directions for the hands-on thermometer activity are not included and neither is the actual explanation of integers. Teachers can adapt the lesson for their own classroom use.
Curriki Review System
August 26, 2009
This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of the larger resource, Applying Integers, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System. You can learn…

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