So I'm a new teacher and I've started a unit about integers (well I'm about a week and half into it). Right now we're working on Adding and Subtracting Integers and I'm at my boiling point. My kids seemed to really get the whole adding integer rules (we sang a song to row row row your boat) but now that I've added subtraction some of them are in total chaos. They are confusing the rules and I just don't know what to do. I also need to start moving on to the rules with multiplication and division but I'm dreading next Monday when I plan to start. Anyone have any advice on how I can help them keep the rules straight? (I've also given them about four different types of notes to help them see it, ie plain notes and also a flow chart etc). Thanks!