Education Technology

# Activities

• ##### Subject Area

• Math: Middle Grades Math: Basic Facts
• Math: Middle Grades Math: Number Sense
• Math: PreAlgebra: Number Sense and Operations

6-8

15 Minutes

• ##### Device
• TI-73 Explorer™

TI Connect™

• ##### Accessories

TI Connectivity Cable

## Number Smash

#### Activity Overview

In this activity, students explore basic Algebra concepts and Number sense. They learn the definition of sign numbers, absolute value, and numbers of opposite sign.

#### Before the Activity

• Install the Topics in Algebra 1 App application on the calculator using the TI Connect™ , TI Connectivity Cable, and Unit-to-Unit Link Cable

• Set up the calculator as explained in the activity
• See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
• Print the pages from the attached PDF file for the class
• #### During the Activity

Distribute the pages to the class.

• Select the chapter on Number Sense, topic covering Integers, read through the overview section, and answer questions
• Identify difference between a set of natural numbers, a set of integers, and whole numbers
• Understand the definition of absolute values
• Explore an exercise of addition of integers
• Play the Number Smash game