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Solve Problems Using Negative Numbers

In this worksheet, students will use their knowledge and understanding of negative numbers to solve a variety of calculations and worded problems.

'Solve Problems Using Negative Numbers' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 6 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Negative Numbers

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Worksheet Overview

negative number is a number smaller than zero. This can be clearly seen on the number line below.



You will be asked to use your knowledge about negative numbers to solve different problems.


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Example 1:


What is 6 minus 12?


You may be able to do this type of calculation in your head or it may help you to use a number line.




This gives us -6


Example 2:

The temperature is -7°C in New York in January, it is 18°C warmer in Rome. What is the temperature in Rome?



Count on from -7°C to 0 and then add on another 11 so in total, you have added 18.

This gives the answer 11°C


Right, shall we have a go at some questions now?


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