Introduction to Integers

Not just anyone can join the Integer Club. Watch this video to find out how you can make your way in.

LanguageEnglish Language
Properties of NumbersBasics of Numbers
Integers

Transcript

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He's bold

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He's audacious

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He's colorful

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He has earned his stripes and is now an elite member of

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the integer club

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the first rule of integer club is that you do not talk about integer club

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second rule about integer club is that you do not talk about integer club

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third rule about integer club is that we were totally kidding about first two rules

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Go ahead and talk about integer club

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It appreciates the free advertising

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the members of this club to a lot of traveling

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Their main mode of transport?

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a number line

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it sorta like the new york subway but with more stops and fewer muggings

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The integers conductor top-secret business only at their designated stops along the

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line their train doesn't stop at four point eight for example

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as tough as these integers are they wouldn't dare mess with a number of that

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is so shady

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The ringleader of the integer club goes by the name Zero he keeps tabs on both

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negative and positive integers also report to him

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many of them passed through when having their signs reversed in fact zero is

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responsible for distributing those negative signs as positive integers

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passed through his station on their way into the bad part of town

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once in awhile usually when zero owes an integer a favor he'll hook them up with

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even more than one negative sign

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which can make them look rather complex and helps to confuse and disorient

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the enemy

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of course like any quality undercover organization everyone's got a partner

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Eight's partner is negative eight

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Eleven's partner is negative eleven and so on

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they work well together but don't get to hang out very often

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The only member of the integer club without a partner

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zero of course he likes to fly solo

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there are rumors that he used to have a partner back in the old days but well he

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doesn't like to talk about it

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there is no direct way to apply for integer club

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you can submit online and you won't find their headquarters address in the yellow pages

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or yelp

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but whether or not you ever receive a personal invitation to become one of

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them you have to feel better just knowing they're out there

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keeping our math homework safe

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and our algebra teachers happy