Making the Jigsaw
Digital Number Line
It's great because students can see the jumps and it really solidifies that transfer of what they learned about integers on the number line to what they already know about fractions and decimals.
This concept is NOT easy, but I have seen more successes using this number line than I have with memorizing integer rules in the past.
Thoughts About The Day
Overall, they seemed to love the puzzle. They were actively engaged the whole time, were getting incredibly excited when they found matches and even asked if they could come in for study hall to keep working on it. One girl that finished right before class ended said, "We're done! That was fun...but man, my brain hurts." I guess I can't ask for a better reaction than that.