This quarter is all about numbers: integers and rational numbers, to be specific. You will begin with positive and negative whole numbers (integers) and move on to positive and negative fractions and decimals (rational numbers). Through the first six weeks of the quarter, you will complete assignments (drills), activities (real-world applications), and class discussions. In the last week you will work on your final project, in which you will write a few short stories involving math. The main goal of this quarter, of course, is for you to be able to operate with all positive and all negative numbers.