Instructor:
*Heather Jenkins*
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Heather has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in special education. She was a public school teacher and administrator for 11 years.

Knowing how to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems with negative and positive number is an important skill for students to learn. Use these games to help students learn and practice integer rules.

## The Rules of the Game

Just like students should understand the rules for a board game before they play it, understanding the rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers is essential for solving mathematical problems. When students understand integer rules, it allows them to quickly decide how to work with positive and negative numbers.

Let's look at some multi-sensory games to help students learn and practice integer rules. Depending on your class, you may want to incorporate integer rules for all four mathematical operations into these games or focus on only one operation and its inverse, such as addition and subtraction or multiplication and division.