# Add and Subtract Positive and Negative Numbers

In this worksheet, students will carry out addition and subtraction of positive and negative numbers.

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Four Operations for All Numbers

Popular topics:   Subtraction worksheets, Addition worksheets, Numbers worksheets

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#### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers.

Remember, for a positive number, move up the ladder.

For a negative number, move down the ladder.

Always begin at 0.

Example:

3 - 5

Start at 0, move up 3 spaces, then down 5 spaces.

3 - 5 = -2

-4 - 3

Start at 0, move down 4 spaces, then down another 3 spaces.

-4 -3 = 7

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