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# Unit Plan: Integers

##### Big Ideas

Computational fluency and flexibility with numbers extend to operations with integers and decimals.

Concepts:

• Quantity
• Change
• Balance
##### Essential Questions

Students will keep considering…

• What is balance?
• How do you achieve balance?
• How does change affect balance?
• How does change affect quantity?

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##### Monitoring Progress

Teacher will monitor progress:

Teachers can monitor progress through ongoing formative assessment including but not limited to:

• Check ins
• Teacher observation
• Homework
• Quizzes

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##### Reflection

How will teachers and their students reflect on and evaluate the completed project?

Teacher Reflection

• What aspects of the unit went well?
• What did students struggle with?
• What did you struggle with?
• What would you add/revise the next time you taught this unit?
• Were there any unintended outcomes?
• Were students engaged?

# Unit Overview

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Math

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Integers

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#### Unit Overview

This unit is intended to teach and reinforce the concept of integers and how to perform operations with them.  Students will work through what an integer represents, how to model them, and how to perform basic operations with them, all leading towards using the order of operations with integers.

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7

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3-4 weeks

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#### Related Big Ideas

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##### Big Ideas

The Big Ideas consist of generalizations and principles and the key concepts important in an area of learning. The Big Ideas represent what students will understand at the completion of the curriculum for their grade. They are intended to endure beyond a single grade and contribute to future understanding.

##### Core Competencies

Communications Competency

The set of abilities that students use to impart and exchange information, experiences and ideas, to explore the world around them, and to understand and effectively engage in the use of digital media

Thinking Competency

The knowledge, skills and processes we associate with intellectual development

Social Competency

The set of abilities that relate to students’ identity in the world, both as individuals and as members of their community and society

##### Curricular Competencies & Content

Curricular Competencies are the skills, strategies, and processes that students develop over time. They reflect the “Do” in the Know-Do-Understand model of curriculum. The Curricular Competencies are built on the thinking, communicating, and personal and social competencies relevant to disciplines that make up an area of learning.