# Subtract Using Negative Numbers

In this worksheet, students will subtract from negative numbers by moving along a number line.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Interpret Negative Numbers

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#### Worksheet Overview

To work out 4 - 5 we start at 4 on a number line and count back 5 to get to -1

So   4 - 5 = -1

To work out -4 - 5 we start at -4 on a number line and count back 5 to get to -9

So   -4 - 5 = -9

Negative numbers can be confusing but they will get easier with practice.

An important thing to remember is that when we add numbers, we move to the right on a number line. When we subtract numbers, we move to the left.

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