# Understand Negative Numbers

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

Key stage:  KS 3

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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