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Integer Worksheets

What are Integers? We all use and observe numbers every day. They all might look the same but there are different kinds of numbers. Each number shares some differences and similarities with each other. These similarities and differences help us in identifying them and keeping track of them. Therefore, to better understand these numbers, mathematicians have categorized them in different groups of: Natural, Real, Whole, Integers, ands Rational. Integers are a group of numbers that consists of all numbers, positive or negative. Integers do not have fractions and decimals. For example, 1.23, 1/4, and 3.44 are not considered integers. Let work on understanding the basic numbers and integers around us. We work heavily with numbers lines and use it to make sense of negative numbers. Integers can be positive (1, 2, 3, 4...) and negative (-4, -3, -2, -1 ...). Remember, zero is also included as an integer. There are few things to remember about integers when doing the addition and subtraction of integers. 1. Negative integer + negative integer result in negative integer. 2. Positive integer + positive integer results in a positive integer. 3. Negative integer + positive integer or positive integer + negative integer results in subtraction. The sign of the resulting integer will be of the larger integer.




How Do You Use Integers in Real Life?

Whether you realize it or not, in the modern world we are constantly being swamped with data. When you get in the car, you have a number of miles to travel and you maintain a certain speed along your way. All of these values are forms of integers. It is really tough to come into a situation where you are either trying to improve something or take it apart where integers do not play a factor of some sort. Being able to understand data to the point where you can either manipulate or make solid educated guesses is a highly desirable skill. This why understanding how these values interact is the key to being able to recognize trends. In most cases the single most important component of this is to understand if the value is presenting as positive or negative. Once you learn how to recognize this, everything just seems to fall into place for you.