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Positive About Negative Numbers

This article is devoted to the mathematical topic of negative numbers and provides a series of primary resources designed to familiarize children with the notion of counting on either side of a central point. The article presents that the activities listed should be played sequentially to build precursory ideas in understanding negative numbers. All the games discussed in the article are linked on the page and have been cataloged separately: Incy Wincy Spider, Tug of War, Swimming Pool, Tug Harder, First Connect Three and lastly Sea Level.
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Contributed by: Liz Woodham - Author, Millenium Mathematics Project - Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Number Concepts, Mathematical Processes
Grade LevelK, 1, 2
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media, Reference Materials, Article