I always start off my eighth grade classes with a review of integers. My favorite way to open up our integer review involves a document camera, projector, and some basic round manipulatives with a different color on each side. My set is represented with
Real World Examples on Application of Integers -An excellent way to make math meaningful and relevant to your students. It's a realistic simulation of personal finance. The full project involves a 16-page packet for each student. This includes an explanation of each approximately 20 expenses and a discussion of income and deductions (taxes and insurance).