Q1W2 Honors Math

TeacherKimberlie Hymes
Subject AreaHonors Math
Grade Level6th
Week #2
Unit of InstructionNumber Systems
Standard(s) Taught


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.


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.
a. 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.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

I know I am successful when I can: 

• understand that zero represents a position on the number line.

• discover that every negative integer is less than zero.

• understand that the meaning of zero is determined by the real-world context (ex: On a Celsius thermometer, everything below zero is negative, and everything above is positive.).

• represent real-world scenarios such as bank account balances, temperature, and sea level with integers.

• use precise mathematical vocabulary to discuss positive and negative numbers.

• extend understanding of the number line, which includes zero and numbers to the right, that are above zero, and numbers to the left, that are below zero.

• use positive integers to locate negative integers, moving in the opposite direction from zero.

• understand that the set of integers includes the set of positive whole numbers and their opposites, as well as zero.

• locate and position opposite numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line.
• understand the meaning of the term opposite and plot opposites on a number line.
• reason that the opposite of the opposite of the number is the number itself (ex: -(-3)), and zero is its own opposite.
• describe quantities having opposite values.
• use vertical and horizontal number lines to show integers.

Classroom Activities

This week we will get right to our standards beginning with our first unit “Number Systems”

We will create our interactive notebooks we will use all year and demonstrate our understanding of the above standards multiple ways including digitally utilizing our blending curriculum. 

Assignments Due

The week students will be assigned the following on IXL to practice class concepts:

IXL: (Monday/Wednesday) X2, X3, X4, and X5 students are expected to reach at least an 80% on these assignments. 

IXL: (Thursday) M3, M6, M5, and P3 at least an 80%

Homework this week will be due 8/27/18: Mathspace HOMEWORK #1 

Additional Resources

If additional help is needed, students are encouraged to view a lesson regarding a given topic on Khan Academy. This website is free and provides both video instruction as well as practice problems. 

Students are able to complete additional practice on both Mathspace and IXL



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Please contact me as needed: Remind @ih6honors   or   email: hymesk@ivyhawnschool.org