## Math Songs: Integers

### Integers Rap

Yeah…Integers are whole numbers
That are negative, positive, or zero.
If you master this simple trick,
They’ll all call you a hero.

Two opposite signs you take away,
And give the sign of the bigger one;
Two similar signs always add up
And keep that sign and then you’re done.

Opposite signs when multiplying
Just check the number of negatives
And you won’t become a fool.

Of negatives that you multiply.
Even is positive, odd is negative;
That’s how to simplify.

Integers are useful
In comparing a direction.
Mr. Chatterjee, I don’t understand
Can you please repeat the question?

I said…Integers are whole numbers
That are negative, positive, or zero.
If you master this simple trick,
They’ll all call you a hero.

You can use the number lines
Or you can just follow the rule
And it will be just fine.

Integer in Latin means
Untouched integrity.
They are all whole numbers
That go to infinity.

Integers can be neither decimals nor fractions.
They have a positive negative interaction.
Negatives and positives, that’s the trick.
So get your textbook and grab it quick.

I can travel across the number line
In rise or trough
Or I can pretend it’s sea water
Below and above.

I said…Integers are whole numbers
That are negative, positive, or zero.
If you master this simple trick,
They’ll all call you a hero.

### Don’t Be Negative about Negative Signs

Chorus
Don’t be negative about negative signs
Just use your brain that you’ll train, yeah you’re gonna be fine
So don’t be negative about negative signs
You’ll be dancing with the answers to the questions in time

Verse I
When you’re adding two numbers and the signs are all the same
You add the absolute value and the sign doesn’t change
Let’s say you’re adding (−5) with (−5)
The answer’s (−10) with the negative sign
This time we’ll mix it up and we’ll use one negative
We’ll add integers with signs opposite
Subtract the smaller from the larger
Keep the larger number’s sign, so 8 + (−17) is (−9)

Chorus

Verse II
To subtract you change the sign on the number being subtracted
So sit back, relax and just let the math just happen
You’ll convert what you’re subtracting to the opposite sign
If you’re confused, listen up as the examples start to flow
Yeah, we got 10 − (−4)
4 becomes positive, we convert it you see
Now add them up and get 14

Chorus

Verse II
When you’re multiplying numbers there are tricks to keep in mind
Like positive times positive is a positive sign
And negative times negative is positive too
But negative times positive is negative, yo
Lets go on to dividing, the rules are just the same
The only change is that you’re in division’s domain
So the only time you get a sign that isn’t positive
Is when you divide two numbers with signs opposite

Chorus

Bridge
When negative numbers find their way in the equation
Sometimes it might feel like an alien invasion
I’m sayin’—it’s wacky, you know, but with some patience
You’re gonna succeed, yeah it’s success you’ll be tasting