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Count Backwards to include Negative Numbers (2)

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

'Count Backwards to include Negative Numbers (2)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Count Backwards (including Negative Numbers)

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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?

 

Answer

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?

CORRECT ANSWER
-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?

CORRECT ANSWER
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?

CORRECT ANSWER
-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?

CORRECT ANSWER
-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?

CORRECT ANSWER
-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?

CORRECT ANSWER
-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?

CORRECT ANSWER
-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?

CORRECT ANSWER
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?

CORRECT ANSWER
-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?

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