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Balloons on the Rise: A Problem-Solving Introduction to Integers

Charles Reeves; Darcy Webb 

May 2004, Volume 9, Issue 9, Page 476

Abstract:
Using helium balloons to introduce students to integers and integer arithmetic.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Addition and Subtraction
Communication
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Differentiated Instruction
Teacher
Modeling
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Integers
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Multiplication and Division
Volume
Weight / Mass