Integrating Literacy in Math

Sixth Grade Team

Positive and Negative Events

Many events can be represented numerically with positive or negative integers. Examples of some of these events are temperature increases and decreases, elevation about and below sea level, traveling up and down the stairs, depositing and withdrawing money, going up down on an elevator, etc. Your task is to write a story that focuses on one of the types of events listed above or another of your choosing. Your story should include at least six events. Three of the events should be a negative change and three of the events should be a positive change


  • After your story is written, write 1-2 questions that someone should be able to answer after reading your story on the bottom of the handout provided.

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