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Understand Negative Numbers

In this worksheet, students will look at negative numbers and put them in size order

'Understand Negative Numbers' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 8 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Understand Order for All Numbers

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

What do you know about negative numbers?


Any number below zero is a negative number.

They can be whole numbers (integers), decimals or fractions.


Negative numbers always have a minus sign in front, like this:

-8,   -12.6,   -2/3


Numbers above zero do not have a sign in front of them.

This is how we know they're not negative.


Look at the number line below:



The smallest numbers are furthest left, so you can see that -2 is bigger than -4


Let's practise with some questions.


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