S
ay each integer aloud or to yourself.


P
oint to each integer and look
for negative signs.

Check
for & circle negative integers by looking for the "" symbol.

Integers
that are positive will likely not have a sign.


I dentify
whether each integer is positive or negative.


E valuate
the value of each integer using the Rules of Value.

Rules of Value

Rule #1 (positive # &
negative #)  positive integer is always greater in
value.

Rule #2 (all positive
#'s)  integer that is farther from zero on a number
line is of greater value.

Rule #3 (all negative
#'s)  integer closest to zero on a number line is of
greater value.


S elect
integer of greatest value.

Use Gator picture cue
.
 Think of "<" and ">" signs as
the mouth of an alligator or shark  it has to open its
mouth wider for the "bigger" integer.
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Example


