Integers include positive whole numbers, negative whole numbers, and zero.

For example . . . -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, . . .

The distance of a number from zero; the positive value of a number.

For any
two different places on the number line, the integer on the

right is greater
than the integer on the left.

Note:* Every*
positive integer is greater than

ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE!

The arrows on each end of the number line show us that the line stretches to

infinity in both the negative and positive direction.

Zero is called the origin, and it's neither negative nor positive.

For every positive integer, there's a negative integer an equal distance from the origin. Two integers that lie the same distance from the origin in opposite directions are called opposites.

For example, "negative 5" is the opposite of "positive 5."

Adding Integers

Subtracting Integers

Multiplying Integers

Dividing Integers

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Copyright © June 2002 by Asale Harris.