# Understand Temperature Change Using Negative Numbers

In this worksheet, students will add or subtract temperatures to/from a given starting point taking them through negative numbers.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Interpret Negative Numbers

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

This activity is about moving along a temperature scale, starting at a negative number, and moving to the right if the temperature rises, and to the left if it falls.

Example

Work out the temperature as it rises or falls.

A temperature is -4°C. What will it be if it rises 5°C?

Look at this number line.

Start at -4 and move 5 units to the right.  You will get to 1.

So -4°C + 5°C = 1°C

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