How Do You Represent Real World Situations Using Integers?

How Do You Represent Real World Situations Using Integers?

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The real world has all sorts of math clues! See how to use math to represent real world situations by watching this tutorial:

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Background Tutorials

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.

Positive and negative numbers (and zero!) are the building blocks of math. This tutorial will introduce you to positive and negative numbers and show you their location on a number line. Plus, learn a special thing about the number zero!

Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers.

Knowing the mathematical meaning of words allows you to decipher word problems and gives you the power to write your own word problems, too! Take a look at these words and learn their mathematical translations.

Further Exploration

Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.

Turning a phrase from words to a math problem can be tricky, but practice can make this process easier! In this tutorial, you'll see how to look for key words that can help you translate a phrase into math.