# Subtracting with Negative Numbers

In this worksheet, students 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

Difficulty level:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

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

So   4 - 5 = -1

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

So   -4 - 5 = -9

Work out   3 - 5

Work out   3 - 7

Work out   3 - 9

Work out   7 - 9

Work out   7 - 12

Work out   -4 - 1

Work out   -6 - 4

Work out   -4 - 6

Work out   -4 - 4

Work out   0 - 5

• Question 1

Work out   3 - 5

-2
EDDIE SAYS
Start at 3 on the number line and count back 5 to get -2.
• Question 2

Work out   3 - 7

-4
EDDIE SAYS
Start at 3 on the number line and count back 7 to get -4.
• Question 3

Work out   3 - 9

-6
EDDIE SAYS
Start at 3 on the number line and count back 9 to get -6.
• Question 4

Work out   7 - 9

-2
EDDIE SAYS
Start at 7 on the number line and count back 9 to get -2.
• Question 5

Work out   7 - 12

-5
EDDIE SAYS
Start at 7 on the number line and count back 12 to get -5.
• Question 6

Work out   -4 - 1

-5
EDDIE SAYS
Start at -4 on the number line and count back 1 to get -5.
• Question 7

Work out   -6 - 4

-10
EDDIE SAYS
Start at -6 on the number line and count back 4 to get -10.
• Question 8

Work out   -4 - 6

-10
EDDIE SAYS
Start at -4 on the number line and count back 6 to get -10.
• Question 9

Work out   -4 - 4

-8
EDDIE SAYS
Start at -4 on the number line and count back 4 to get -8.
• Question 10

Work out   0 - 5

-5
EDDIE SAYS
Start at 0 on the number line and count back 5 to get -5.
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