The basic study of integers includes absolute value, opposites, and operations on integers (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). These lead to work with exponents, order of operations, and conversions between standard and scientific notation.

What you can expect to learn

After completing these activities you should be able to

  1. Find the absolute value or the opposite of an integer, and be able to compare two integers using < or >.
  2. Add and subtract integers.
  3. Multiply and divide integers.
  4. Use the properties of exponents to simplify an expression.
  5. Use the order of operations to evaluate a numerical expression containing two or more operations.
  6. Convert a number from standard form to scientific notation or from scientific notation to standard form.
Activity List