# Count Backwards to include Negative Numbers (2)

In this worksheet, children must count backwards in 2s through zero to include negative numbers.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Count Backwards (including Negative Numbers)

Difficulty level:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

Starting at 0 we can count up in 2s like this:

0    2    4    6    8    10    12    14 ...

But what happens before zero?

We have the negative numbers, counting in 2s, like this:

...  -14    -12    -10    -8    -6    -4    -2    0

That was counting UP.

Now let's count BACKWARDS in 2s from 14.

14    12    10    8    6    4    2    0    -2    -4    -6    -8    -10    -12 ...

Example

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

8    6    4    2    0    -2        -6

What is the missing number?

Counting backwards in 2s from 0, it goes:

... 0    -2    -4    -6

So the missing number is -4.

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

4    2    0        -4

What is the missing number?

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

2        -2    -4    -6

What is the missing number?

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

0    -2        -6

What is the missing number?

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

2    0    -2    -4        -8

What is the missing number?

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

-10    -12    -14

What is the missing number?

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

-8    -10    -12

What is the missing number?

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

-10    -12    -14

What is the missing number?

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

-2    -4    -6

What is the missing number?

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

-12    -14    -16

What is the missing number?

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

-22    -24    -26

What is the missing number?

• Question 1

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

4    2    0        -4

What is the missing number?

-2
EDDIE SAYS
4... 2... 0... -2... -4
• Question 2

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

2        -2    -4    -6

What is the missing number?

0
EDDIE SAYS
2... 0... -2... -4... -6
• Question 3

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

0    -2        -6

What is the missing number?

-4
EDDIE SAYS
0... -2... -4... -6
• Question 4

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

2    0    -2    -4        -8

What is the missing number?

-6
EDDIE SAYS
2... 0... -2... -4...-6... -8
• Question 5

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

-10    -12    -14

What is the missing number?

-8
EDDIE SAYS
-8... -10... -12... -14
• Question 6

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

-8    -10    -12

What is the missing number?

-14
EDDIE SAYS
-8... -10... -12... -14
• Question 7

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

-10    -12    -14

What is the missing number?

-16
EDDIE SAYS
-10... -12... -14... -16
• Question 8

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

-2    -4    -6

What is the missing number?

0
EDDIE SAYS
0... -2... -4... -6
• Question 9

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

-12    -14    -16

What is the missing number?

-18
EDDIE SAYS
-12... -14... -16... -18
• Question 10

Count backwards in 2s to work out the missing number.

-22    -24    -26

What is the missing number?

-20
EDDIE SAYS
-20... -22... -24... -26
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