This worksheet is centered on the concept of integers, specifically focusing on ordering them in a descending sequence. Students are presented with lists of integers, both positive and negative, and are instructed to rearrange each list into decreasing order. The task requires attention to numerical value, as the numbers must be sequenced from the largest to the smallest. The inclusion of both positive and negative integers adds complexity to the exercise, as students must be mindful of the rules governing the number line.
The purpose of the worksheet is to teach students how to evaluate and correctly sequence integers by size when dealing with a range of values. It helps to cement the understanding that positive numbers are greater than negative numbers and how these relate to each other in size. Through this exercise, students practice the skill of ordering numbers, which is critical for grasping more advanced mathematical concepts. Moreover, it provides a practical application for the absolute value of numbers and their positions relative to zero on the number line.