Negative Numbers Starters:
Multi-Toil Panic: Copy and complete the multiplication grid. The higher levels include negative numbers.
Negative Numbers: Perform calculations involving negative numbers
Negative Vibes: Practise techniques for answering questions involving negative numbers.
Negative Numbers Advanced Starters:
Weather Reports: Which five different integers multiply together to give 12?
Curriculum for Negative Numbers:
Pupils should be taught to interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero more...
Pupils should be taught to use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero more...
Years 7 to 9
Pupils should be taught to order positive and negative integers, decimals and fractions; use the number line as a model for ordering of the real numbers; use the symbols =, ≠, <, >, ≤, ≥ more...
Pupils should be taught to use the four operations, including formal written methods, applied to integers, decimals, proper and improper fractions, and mixed numbers, all both positive and negative more...
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A negative number is a real number that is less than zero. Such numbers are often used to represent the amount of a loss or absence. For example, a debt that is owed may be thought of as a negative asset, or a decrease in some quantity may be thought of as a negative increase. Negative numbers are also used to describe values on a scale that goes below zero, such as the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales for temperature.
Negative Numbers Teacher Resources:
Number Line: This number line visual aid is designed to be projected onto a whiteboard for whole class exposition.
Negative Numbers Activities:
Think of a Number: Ten students think of a number then perform various operations on that number. You have to find what the original numbers were.
Reading Scales: A self marking exercise on the reading of scales of different types.
Temperatures: Test your understanding of negative numbers with this self marking quiz about temperatures.
Negative Numbers: Use negative numbers in basic arithmetic and algebraic calculations and word problems.
Negative Magic: Four partially completed magic squares containing negative numbers. Fill in the missing numbers.
Boxed In Numbers: The classic dots and boxes game with the addition of some positive and negative numbers which determine your score.
Bidmaze: Find your way through the maze encountering mathematical operations in the correct order to achieve the given total.
Inequalities: Check that you know what inequality signs mean and how they are used to compare two quantities. Includes negative numbers, decimals, fractions and metric measures.
Finally there is Topic Test, a set of 10 randomly chosen, multiple choice questions suggested by people from around the world.
Negative Numbers Videos:
Negative Numbers Video: Revise how to add, subtract, multiply and divide negative numbers.
Negative Numbers Ninja: Short but sweet, a Ninja country song about the rules for multiplying directed numbers.
Negative Numbers Worksheets/Printables:
Number Line Banner: A printable banner (multiple A4 sheets) of a colourful number line for the classroom wall.
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