Integers are introduced in this chapter, and their relationship to the number line and to absolute values is discussed. Students learn how to compare, add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers, including problems involving the order of operations. The chapter concludes with a section on real numbers.

What you can expect to learn

After completing these exercises you should be able to

  1. Compare and order integers.
  2. Find the absolute value of a number and simplify expressions containing absolute values.
  3. Add integers.
  4. Subtract integers.
  5. Multiply and divide integers.
  6. Simplify expressions containing integers using the order of operations.
  7. Classify real numbers.
Activity List