Integers - a Real-World Rational Numbers Application

Free printable worksheet with real-world climate-themed word problems.

Addresses the following 6th Grade standards from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:
The Number System 6.NS
Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.
5. Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g.,temperature above/below zero);
Use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts;
7. Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.
b. Write, interpret, and explain statements of order for rational numbers in real-world contexts. For example, –3°C > –7°C to express the fact that –3°C is warmer than –7 °C;

When you do the problems, think of a thermometer as a number line.


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