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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?




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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