This is a six lesson unit of work for teaching all negative numbers objectives in Year 4, 5 and 6. In this resource pack you will find: Lesson plans (including for your TA), differentiated worksheets/activities/games (LA, MA and HA plus a challenge activity for deeper understanding/mastery), answer sheets for all activities, flipcharts for whole class teaching (in ActivInspire, PowerPoint and PDF format) and a mini-assessment for the end of the unit. This pack will save you hours and hours of planning, resourcing, differentiating, finding challenging activities and generating flipcharts all for an amazing price. In addition, resources are uploaded in both PDF and Word format so that they can be edited to suit your needs. The children will love the fun characters, games and interesting activities
Lesson 1 introduces negative numbers and has the children placing numbers and identifying numbers on a number line, including negative numbers. The challenge activity: estimating numbers, including negative numbers, on a number line.
Lesson 2 starts with a fun game of number line tennis and then has the children counting forwards and backwards along a number line crossing zero. The challenge activity: counting across a number line, but with larger numbers.
Lesson 3 starts with a fun game of ‘Jungle Joust’ and then has the children using a number line to answer addition and subtraction questions involving negative numbers. The challenge activity: hot air balloon problem solving using negative numbers.
Lesson 4 involves the children calculating intervals across zero. The challenge activity: problem solving - ordering intervals represented on a blank number line.
Lesson 5 involves the children learning to read, use, compare and solve problems involving thermometers, including negative numbers. The challenge activity: Estimating readings on a thermometer
Lesson 6 involves the children comparing and ordering numbers, including negative numbers. Also, completing sequences that cross zero. The challenge activity: Can the children order the 24 numbers including negative numbers, decimals and fractions?
BONUS: Also included is a mini-assessment and answer scheme for the end of the unit AND NOW ADDED a worksheet generator (perfect for early bird or homework).
Count backwards through 0 to include negative numbers
Interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through 0
Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across
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