Q&A #19200

Negative numbers

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From: <Hamnett4@gmail.com>
To: Teacher2Teacher Service
Date: Jan 02, 2008 at 10:49:05
Subject: Negative numbers

Teachers in the lower grades often tell the students that "you can't take 8 from 7" for example. I am trying to find the best way to explain to a student who has not learned about negative numbers yet that although they have not learned it yet, you actually can take 8 from 7. Any ideas or direction on this??? Thanks!!

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