7th GRADE
INTEGER WEBQUEST
INTRODUCTION:
How often do you use integers in your
daily life? More than you think!! Integers are used every day when watching a
sporting event, checking the temperature outside and playing games. Can you
use the knowledge you have learned in the classroom to identify and work with
integers that are found in your everyday world? Through this series of
activities, you will answer the following questions:
 What is the connection between negative
numbers and the real world?

What rules exist for performing operations with integers?

How can I prove to myself that these rules are true?
THE TASK:
Your assignment is to use the websites
provided to complete a series of activities. You will need to develop well
explained answers to the questions. Your answers will need to be recorded on
the handouts given to you. The answers to the questions need to be written in
complete sentences using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. The final
answers need to be written legibly.
SECTION ONE:
COORDINATE PLANE
Click on the following links to practice graphing
points on the coordinate plane. For each game you are going to rate it based
on the following: directions, difficulty and enjoyment. Record your ratings
and score in the Coordinate Plane Activities section of the Integer Webquest
packet.
Websites for Coordinate Plane
(don't forget to push the back button when you are finished viewing the site)
Math
Play
Stock
the Shelves
Coordinate
Game
XP
Math  The Simpsons  Homer's Donuts
XP
Math  Metroid Coordinates
SECTION TWO:
HISTORY OF NEGATIVE INTEGERS
Use the websites below to answer these
questions. Be sure to write the answers to the questions in your own
words. You will not receive any credit for answers that are copied directly
from a website. Write your answers to these questions in the History of
Negative Integers section of the Integer Webquest packet. A clear
understandable answer written in complete sentences is required.
Questions to be researched:
1.
In what century were negative integers finally accepted?
2. Which cultures were
the first to use negative integers and what contributions did they make?
3. When was the word
integer introduced?
4. What does the word
integer mean in Latin?
5. What is the symbol for
integers, where does it comes from and what does it mean?
The History of Negative Integers Websites
(don't forget to push the back button when you are finished viewing the site)
Negative
Numbers
Subtraction
and the Rest of the Integers
Online
Etymology Dictionary
Negative
Numbers at MathPages
Properties
of Real Numbers: Negative Numbers
History
of Negative Numbers
Math
is Good for You
SECTION THREE:
RULES FOR INTEGER OPERATIONS
Use the websites below to answer these
questions. You need to include an example with each of the explanations. Be
sure to write the answers to the questions in your own words.
Your explanation needs to include the math you do and how you determine the
sign of your answer. Make sure you use the correct math terminology in your
explanations. Write your explanation and example in the Rules for Integer
Operations section of the Integer Webquest packet.
Questions to be researched:
1.
How do you add two integers if they have the same sign? Make sure that you
explain how to determine the sum’s sign.
2. How do you add two
integers if they have different signs? Again, explain how to determine the
sum’s sign.
3. Explain how you
determine a difference when subtracting two integers.
4. Explain how you
multiply and divide integers. A chart is acceptable as part of your answer.
RULES
FOR INTEGER OPERATIONS WEBSITES (don't
forget to push the back button when you are finished viewing the site)
Positive
and Negative Numbers at Math League
Integers:
Operations with Signed Numbers
AAA
Math: Multiplication with Integers
AAA
Math: Dividing Integers
Learning
Wave  Multiplying Integers
Math
Guide: Operations on Integers
SECTION FOUR:
INTEGERS AND EVERYDAY LIFE
Visit the websites listed to find examples
of real life uses of integers, particularly the addition and subtraction of
negative numbers. Identify three instances where integers are used in your
everyday life. Provide a solid explanation that demonstrates your
understanding of how the integers are involved with the examples that you
identify. You will not receive credit for explanantions or examples that are
copied directly from a website. The explanations must include how BOTH POSITIVE
AND NEGATIVE numbers are used. Write these explanations in the Integers and
Everyday Life section of the Integer Webquest packet.
Integers and Everyday Life Websites
(don't forget to push the back button when you are finished viewing the site)
Math
Forum: Negative Numbers in the Real World
Math
Forum: Integers in Daily Life
Math
Forum: Subtracting Negative Numbers
Math
Forum: Using Integers
Math
Goodies: Integers and the Real World
Math
Forum: Integers in Everyday Life
Integer
Exploration
SECTION FIVE:
REALLIFE WORD PROBLEMS
Write THREE, ORIGINAL reallife word
problems. You must write one addition, one subtraction and one multiplication
or division word problem. Each problem that YOU create MUST use NEGATIVE and
POSITIVE integers. No credit will be given for examples that are copied from a
website. The word problems need to be realistic (i.e. you cannot have 3
marbles). These three word problems and their solutions are to be written in
the RealLife Word Problems section of the Integer Webquest packet.
SECTION SIX:
PRACTICE WITH INTEGERS
Click on the following links to practice adding,
subtracting, multiplying and dividing with integers. For each game you are
going to rate it based on the following: directions, difficulty and enjoyment.
Record your ratings and score in the Practice with Integers section of the
Integer Webquest packet.
Mystery
Picture
Guess
My Number
Math
Car Racing
Line
Jumper
You will need to play the Arithmetic Four game with
a partner. You need to choose Integer Addition, Integer Subtraction, Integer
Division and Integer Multiplication for your settings and then click on Start
Game.
Arithmetic
Four
EVALUATION:
This webquest will be counted as a test
grade. Refer to the grading rubric that is included in your packet for details
on the assessment of the activity.
Ideas for this webquest were taken from
Miss Young's Webquest
Holy
Family University, PA
and
Interesting Integers Webquest
Cam
Miller and Nina Newlin
Worcester
County and Kent County, MD