A while back, I posted about Math Games Decimal Operations with Fortune Tellers. My students really liked these fortune tellers (Cootie Catchers) so I made another set for the students – Math Games Integer Operations with Fortune Tellers. There are so many things I love about teaching 7th grade math. The students are number one but I also love the material I teach.
Integer Fortune Tellers
We started with an absolute value and opposites fortune teller. This gave the students a basic understanding of negative numbers. I used the number line a lot during this part of the lesson!
Soon we moved on to adding integers. Most of the time students are good with adding integers until you bring in subtracting integers which causes confusion is they don’t have a strong foundation. The students like these SO much that I saw them playing with them during lunch. I’ve also heard that they are playing with them during PE.
Later in the week, I had the students create their own fortune teller. Students get a deeper understanding of math concepts when they create their own problems. This was a fun way to have the students create their own problems and share them with friends!
Future of Fortune Tellers
I haven’t given the students any of the other fortune tellers yet (Math Game Integer Operations – subtracting integers, Math Game Integer Operations – multiplying integers, and Math Game Integer Operations – dividing integers) but I know they will love them!
Instructions for Folding Fortune Tellers
Origami Folding Instructions: How to Make a Paper Fortune Teller (youtube video)
Origami Fortune Teller on DLTK’s Home
Origami Fortune Teller Instructions on Enchanted Learning
Absolute Value Fortune Teller(3 Fortune Tellers) 

Ordering Integers Fortune Teller Set(2 Fortune Tellers) 

Opposite Integers Fortune Teller Set(2 Fortune Tellers) 

Adding Integers Fortune Teller Set(4 Fortune Tellers) 

Subtracting Integers Fortune Teller Set(5 Fortune Tellers) 

Multiplying Integers Fortune Teller Set(5 Fortune Tellers) 

Dividing Integers Fortune Teller Set(5 Fortune Tellers) 

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