Jumps on Number Lines

Worksheet Description

This worksheet provides students with an exercise in adding integers using a number line. It contains a series of paired integers that students are instructed to add together, with the number line serving as a visual aid for this process. For each pair, one integer is positive and the other is negative, and the worksheet includes an example to demonstrate how to perform the addition. The students must use the number line to find the sum of the two integers, accounting for the direction and magnitude of each number.

The purpose of the worksheet is to teach students how to add integers with different signs by using a number line. This method helps to visualize the process of combining positive and negative numbers, reinforcing the concept that positive numbers move to the right on the number line, while negative numbers move to the left. By completing these exercises, students learn to intuitively understand how integers interact with each other during addition. This skill is crucial for their future mathematical education, as integer operations are foundational to algebra and higher-level math concepts.