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Add and Subtract with Negative Numbers

In this worksheet, students add and subtract using negative numbers by moving along a number line.

'Add and Subtract with Negative Numbers' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Interpret Negative Numbers

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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

Number line -3 + 5

So   -3 + 5 = 2

 

 

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

Number line -4 - 5

So   -4 - 5 = -9

 

 

 

 

 

Work out   -3 - 4

 

Number line

Work out  3 - 5

 

Number line

Work out   -1 + 9

 

Number line

Work out   -7 + 9

 

Number line

Work out   -8 + 2

 

Number line

Work out   -4 - 1

 

Number line

Work out   -6 + 14

 

Number line

Work out   9 - 16

 

Number line

Work out   -9 + 9

 

Number line

Work out   -1 - 8

 

Number line

  • Question 1

Work out   -3 - 4

 

Number line

CORRECT ANSWER
-7
EDDIE SAYS
To solve -3 - 4, start at -4 on the number line and count back 4 to get -7.
  • Question 2

Work out  3 - 5

 

Number line

CORRECT ANSWER
-2
EDDIE SAYS
To solve 3 - 5, start at 3 on the number line and count back 5 to get -2.
  • Question 3

Work out   -1 + 9

 

Number line

CORRECT ANSWER
8
EDDIE SAYS
To solve -1 + 9, start at -1 on the number line and count forward 9 to get 8.
  • Question 4

Work out   -7 + 9

 

Number line

CORRECT ANSWER
2
EDDIE SAYS
To solve -7 + 9, start at -7 on the number line and count forward 9 to get 2.
  • Question 5

Work out   -8 + 2

 

Number line

CORRECT ANSWER
-6
EDDIE SAYS
To solve -8 + 2, start at -8 on the number line and count forward 2 to get -6.
  • Question 6

Work out   -4 - 1

 

Number line

CORRECT ANSWER
-5
EDDIE SAYS
To solve -4 -1, start at -4 on the number line and count back 1 to get -5.
  • Question 7

Work out   -6 + 14

 

Number line

CORRECT ANSWER
8
EDDIE SAYS
To solve -6 + 14, start at -6 on the number line and count forward 14 to get 8.
  • Question 8

Work out   9 - 16

 

Number line

CORRECT ANSWER
-7
EDDIE SAYS
To solve 9 -16, start at 9 on the number line and count back 16 to get -7.
  • Question 9

Work out   -9 + 9

 

Number line

CORRECT ANSWER
0
EDDIE SAYS
To solve - 9 + 9, start at -9 on the number line and count forward 9 to get 0.
  • Question 10

Work out   -1 - 8

 

Number line

CORRECT ANSWER
-9
EDDIE SAYS
To solve -1 - 8, start at -1 on the number line and count back 8 to get -9.
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