Prior to sixth grade students have performed all operations with whole numbers. We will now be learning to use integers-whole numbers, their opposites, and zero. The opposite of whole numbers are negative numbers. . Real-life applications of the use of negative values will be brainstormedThe absolute value of integers will be taught first. Then we will compare and order integers. All operations with integers-addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division will be learned. Then, we will apply this knowledge to solving equations with variables. As an application we will use the coordinate plane with all four quadrants to locate and plot ordered pairs. Patterns will be explored and then we will graph linear equations on the coordinate plane.