Integer - Multiplying and dividing

Integer – Multiplying and Dividing – Integers

I think you will agree with me when I say some students find it challenging when multiplying and dividing an integer by another integer.

But it needn’t be if you know what they are and how to carry out their multiplication and division efficiently.


What is an integer and how do we multiply and divide them?

Integers are negative and positive numbers, including zero.

….., -5,  -4,  -3,  -2,  -1,  0,  1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  …..

Here are some key points to remember when multiplying integers.

  • Multiplying two integers of the same signs gives a positive answer.
  • Multiplying two integers of different signs gives a negative answer.

Example (1)      4 x 3 = 12                  (4 and 3 are both positive integers)

Integers - Adding and subtracting

Integers – Adding and Subtracting

When adding and subtracting integers I think you will agree with me when I say:

A lot of students find it difficult – especially the addition and subtraction of negative numbers.

But is it?

I cannot emphasize this enough:

Students with a better understanding of what integers are and know the key points to remember, do better than students who don’t.

In this post, I am going to show you how you can easily add and subtract integers with confidence.


What are integers and how do we add and subtract them?

Integers can be found on a number line. They are negative and positive numbers, including zero.