In this activity, we will be putting temperatures in order.
Put these temperatures in order (coldest number first).
-5°C -3°C 2°C -4°C -1°C
The numbers on the left-hand side of zero are negative numbers, such as -12 and -87
As we move left from zero, the numbers get colder/smaller.
When we look at the number line below, -5 is the coldest temperature on it.
-5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3
In the list of temperatures above, -5°C is the coldest temperature and 2°C is the hottest temperature.
The correct order is:
-5°C -4°C -3°C -1°C 2°C
Note that positive numbers are always warmer than negative temperatures!