×
Ch-ch-ch-changes! Mathalicious is now Citizen Math . Please visit www.CitizenMath.com for the real-world math lessons you know and love. Alternatively, you can continue to access Mathalicious.com until the end of the school year, at which point Mathalicious will ride off into the sunset. For more details about the transition to Citizen Math, please click here.
Is there an upside to having a bad day? From TV ads to social media, we’re constantly told that if we’re not always happy, we must be doing something wrong.

In this lesson, students use positive integers, negative integers, and absolute value to describe the emotions of a day and discuss the important role that different emotions play in our lives.

### Students will

• Interpret and analyze graphs
• Find differences between integers (both positive and negative)
• Describe the magnitude of positive and negative integers using absolute value

### Before you begin

Students should be familiar with the coordinate plane. They do not need prior experience calculating the difference between positive and negative integers nor calculating absolute value.