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Order Positive and Negative Integers

In this worksheet, students will order groups of numbers (including both positives and negatives) into either ascending or descending order, and locate numbers in specific positions in the resulting sequences.

'Order Positive and Negative Integers' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

GCSE Subjects:   Maths

GCSE Boards:   Pearson Edexcel, OCR, Eduqas, AQA,

Curriculum topic:   Number, Algebra

Curriculum subtopic:   Structure and Calculation Algebraic Inequalities

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

When you are ordering positive and negative numbers, the easiest way is to use a number line:

 

 

To order with a number line, all we need to do is start at the left and work to the right.

 

Example:

Put these numbers in ascending order:

3, - 6, 6, 2, -5, 0, 1

 

If we start at the left:

The first number that appears is - 6

The second number that appears is - 5

The third number that appears is 0

The fourth number that appears is 1

The fifth number that appears is 2

The sixth number that appears is 3

The last number that appears is 6

 

So we can then write the numbers in order as:

- 6 , - 5 , 0 , 1 , 2 , 3 , 6

 

 

In this activity, you will order groups of numbers, involving both positives and negatives, into ascending or descending order and select numbers which are in specific locations in the resulting sequences. 

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