Positive and Negative Numbers:
Students will learn how to multiply positive and negative numbers together. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.
• Students will learn the rules for multiplying positive and negative numbers.
• Students will practice multiplying two or more quantities together.
Fifth Grade - Sixth Grade - Seventh Grade - Eighth Grade - Modify for special education students with calculators and extra review
Print the classroom lesson plan and worksheet questions (see below).
"We have already learned how to add and subtract positive and negative numbers. Today, we are going to learn how to multiply them."
"First, let's review a few things about multiplication. Write these notes in your notebook."
On Board: Multiplication is about working with groups of things. If we are multiplying 6 x 5, that means we are multiplying 6 groups of 5.
Go over this information, and write the ways to show multiplication on the board for students to copy in their notebooks. There are a few different ways to show multiplication. The one that we are most familiar with is the x, as in 6 x 5.
We can also use a dot to show multiplication (write an example on the board).
You may also see a number next to a set of parenthesis with a number inside the parenthesis. On Board: 7(7)
Print this printable worksheet for this lesson: