Negative numbers can be tricky for children to understand at first, this is where a visual number line comes in handy. For this activity we’re focusing on some negative number challenges with the additional help of a number line.
A negative number exercise
Download our free resource and share it with your class, see which groups or individuals can answer the most sums on the sheet. Take a look at the preview to our three-tiered activity, and click the button below to download this worksheet.
Everyone starts with Activity 1, where the range of numbers are just 10 apart. As with all of these activities, pupils who excel should first cover up the dotted line and attempt to answer the sums. Once that has been mastered, they can move onto the next activity.
Ramp up the difficulty in Activity 2, which doubles the range of numbers for pupils to tackle.
Now it’s getting tough! For those high flyers who had no problem with Activity 1 or 2, the third tier of difficulty has a 40 number range.