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# Downside Up

## Is there an upside to having a bad day?

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.

### REAL WORLD TAKEAWAYS

• Everyone experiences a range of emotions with different intensities at different times. This is part of the human condition.

### MATH OBJECTIVES

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

Great anytime, including at the beginning of a unit before students have any formal introduction to the topic.