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

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:**

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