Grade: Middle
Subject: Mathematics

#2005. Real Life Integer Bingo

Mathematics, level: Middle
Posted Mon Nov 13 18:23:45 PST 2000 by Eileen F. Opfer (
Glen Meadow School, Vernon, New Jersey, USA
Materials Required: Pencil, blank "bingo" board", strip of 5 blank squares, chips or pennies
Activity Time: 60 minutes
Concepts Taught: Integer use in real life

AIM: Students will be introduced to real-life examples of the use of integers.

Introduce "Integer" and its definition. Discuss some ways
we use integers in "real life" (ex. football game, stock
market, checking account, etc.). Give each student a blank "Bingo Board"
(a blank 5 X 5 spreadsheet of squares). Have students work in pairs
and use their general knowledge to fill in as many squares as they can
with ways we use integers in real life. Students should be as specific
as possible...example: "temperature" instead of "science" and "grades"
instead of "math". Give each student an extra 2 squares to fill with
their "favorite" real life example which will be cut and placed into the
bucket for drawing. When all squares are filled in (can also be a homework
assignment), use penny markers to play "Real Life Integer Bingo".
Winners will receive a nutritious prize.

Student participation in class discussion.
Students' completion of bingo boards.
Students' ability to follow directions.
Students' ability to justify answers and construct
logical arguments.

New Jersey STANDARDS: 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.13, 4.14, 4.15.

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