## Temperature

## Opening

# Temperature

Work with your partner to write a word problem about temperature that can be represented by the following expression. You do not need to solve your word problem.

1.3 − (−2.7)

- Share your problem with the class.

## Hint:

To write a word problem for the expression, think about the different ways of looking at subtraction.

- You can think of subtraction as “taking away from” or decreasing a starting amount.
- You can think of subtraction as finding the distance between two numbers.