# Adding and Subtracting Integers with Balloons and Sandbags

Skill:

Model or compute with integers using addition or subtraction in number and word problems.

# Adding and Subtracting Integers with Balloons and Sandbags

Add and subtract integers by building expressions using balloons and sandbags in this interactive activity.

### Putting It All Together

*Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections. *

### Open-ended question 1

What direction did the basket move when you added balloons? Sandbags?

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### Open-ended question 2

What direction did the basket move when you subtracted balloons? Sandbags?

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### Open-ended question 3

Suppose the basket had a starting position of 35 and you removed 5 sandbags. Where would the basket end up?

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