Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

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.

Examples

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.

 

 

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started
laptop

Try an activity or get started for free

  • educational
  • bettfutures
  • cxa
  • pta
  • era2016
  • BDA award
  • Explore LearningTuition Partner
  • tacm