### Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

In this worksheet, students will add to 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:

#### Worksheet Overview

To work out -3 + 5 we start at -3 on a number line and count forward 5 to get to 2

So   -3 + 5 = 2

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

So   -9 + 5 = -4

Negative numbers can be a bit tricky because we don't often use them in our everyday lives. Using a number line can help us to picture what is happening when we add and subtract them.

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