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What Are Integers Anyway?


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  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 14:04
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 126 MB
  • Posted: 07/22/2010

This lesson is part of the following series:

Combined Beginning Algebra and Geometry Series (30 lessons, $24.75)
Algebra Help for Beginners 3.5 Hours (14 lessons, $19.80)

This video will show you exactly what integers are!

Arithmetic uses only positive numbers and zero. Algebra uses negative numbers too! This is a big deal! Since Algebra uses "integers" all the time you really need to know everything about them.

The number line is a picture of the real numbers. You will see the difference in counting numbers, whole numbers, and integers. The number line is the basis of all rules involving integers and is essential to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with positive and negative numbers.

If you've studied Algebra before you know you must know your sign rules. I will explain them to you with a number line. Once that makes sense, then the rules are nice shortcuts to know.

Remember it takes a lot of practice and that is where you come in. Work along with me as you watch the video and continue to practice until you are an expert yourself!

Print the Practice and Answers and try my Fail-Proof approach. Repeat, Repeat, Repeat until you can teach it to someone else.

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Sandra Wilkes
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Lesson Outline

A. How Is Algebra Different From Arithmetic?
B. What are Natural Numbers?
C. What are Counting Numbers?
D. What are Whole Numbers?
E. What are Integers?

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