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Add and Subtract Positive and Negative Numbers

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

'Add and Subtract Positive and Negative Numbers' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Four Operations for All Numbers

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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


Use the number ladder to help you answer the questions.
Remember, for a positive number, move up the ladder.
For a negative number, move down the ladder.
Always begin at 0.


1) 3 - 5.
    Start at 0, move up 3 spaces then down 5 spaces.
    Answer: -2.

2) -4 - 3.
    Start at 0, move down 4 spaces then down 3 spaces.
    Answer: - 7.



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