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Add and Subtract with Negative Numbers

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

'Add and Subtract with Negative Numbers' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Maths worksheets

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.

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 to -9


Number line -4 - 5


So   -4 - 5 = -9


Let's practise some more adding and subtracting negative numbers in the following questions.


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