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Understand How To Work with Negative Numbers

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

'Understand How To Work with Negative Numbers' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Negative Numbers

Difficulty level:  

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Answer: -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?

 

Answer: 

 

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

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