In 6th and 7th grade you learned how to put whole numbers and integers in order and compare them to each other. A number line is a useful tool to keep these numbers organized. Let's review the basic characteristics of a number line.
In your notes, answer the following questions:
- How does the difference between consecutive whole numbers change as the numbers get bigger?
- How can we show this characteristic on a number line?
- Which are greater in value, positive numbers or negative numbers?
- How can we show this characteristic on a number line?
- What is the highest positive number?
- How can we show this characteristic on a number line?
- What is the lowest negative number?
- How can we show this characteristic on a number line?
Which of the following is the best to use for a number line?