# Comparing Positive and Negative Numbers

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# Comparing Positive and Negative Numbers

Students learn about comparing positive and negative numbers and calculating the difference between the two.  Throughout the lesson students use the greater than (>) and less than (<) symbols to make comparisons.

The start of the lesson is used to recap adding and subtracting two digit numbers.  In the main part they use a number line and inequality symbols to compare the size of positive and negative numbers.  At the end of the lesson students interpret a line graph showing the daily temperature readings in Alaska.

##### Differentiated Learning Objectives
• All students should be able to use a number line to compare the size of positive and negative numbers.
• Most students should be able to use inequality notation to compare the size of numbers.
• Some students should be able to compare the size and magnitude of positive or negative fractions and decimals.
Working with Negative Numbers

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