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# Comparing and Ordering Integers – Worksheet

Improve understanding of the number system by comparing and ordering integers.

## Comparing and Ordering Integers Worksheet

Are your students asking questions such as, “What is an integer?” or “How do you compare integers?” If so, you have landed in the right place!

An integer is a positive or negative whole number. The number 0 is also an integer as well! Integers do not include fractions or decimals. (That is where rational numbers come into play!)

Teach Starter has created a worksheet you can use with your students when exploring the concepts of ordering integers and comparing integers. With this worksheet, students are required to look at two integers and use the inequality symbols to compare them. If you are looking for an easier version of this skill, such as using a number line to compare integers, check out our Plotting and Comparing Integers worksheet.

## Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

If there are students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage students to create word problems involving integer comparisons.

For students who may need additional support, consider providing a number line that includes positive and negative numbers. It may help students to plot each number before comparing.

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.

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This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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#### Understanding Positive & Negative Numbers – Worksheet

Explore positive and negative numbers by plotting integers on a number line and identifying opposites with this worksheet.