Algebra – Logic Used to Multiply Integers

By | September 26, 2016

Learn about the logic used to Multiply Integers

In this tutorial students will learn how to apply the logic used when multiply integers.

Negative times Positive = Negative
Positive times Positive = Positive
Negative times Negative = Positive

Key Skills

Zero Pair

A pair of numbers that have a sum of zero.

1 + (-1) = 0

Modeling Multiplication

Draw set models, where the first factor is the number of groups and whether to keep or discard the second integer factor.

  • A positive first factor means to keep the second integer.
  • A negative second factor means to discard second integer.

Click here to view the Tic-Tac-Toe multiplication and division tutorial.