# Primary maths: Negative numbers

## Promote positivity when working with negative numbers with help from these innovative resources

To help you to introduce and explore negative numbers with your primary maths pupils, we’ve selected some of the very best negative number resources, with everything from lesson presentations, worksheets, interactive problem solving tasks and fun games. So, number lines at the ready…

### Lessons and workpacks

#### Year 5 - Interpret negative numbers in context - Place Value - White Rose Week 1-4 (INC. MASTERY)

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Corresponds to White Rose - Block 1 - Week 1-4 Objective: Interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero In this pack you will receive 16 PDF printables, a 25 slide PowerPoint presentation and PDF printab...

#### KS2: Negative Numbers (Six Lesson Unit of Work + BONUS RESOURCES)

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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 ...

#### Negative Numbers - Number Line, Ordering and Differences.

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(All answers are provided) I've designed this resource to allow students to explore negative numbers from the basics. It begins with a brief look at where negative numbers are used in real life. This then leads to looking at the number line and finding missing numbers and rules. Students ...

#### Negative Numbers KS2

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A bright and stimulating Powerpoint to explain Negative Numbers. This powerpoint has 12 slides (Plus one title and one end slide). Designed for KS2. The topics in the powerpoint are: Negative Numbers Negative Numbers: A Number Line Putting Negative Numbers in the Correct Order Adding and Subtract...

### Problem solving

#### Negative numbers

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This selection of resources cover counting backwards and forwards in negative numbers to problem solving with negative numbers.

#### Compare and order negative integers and decimals - mastery worksheet

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This is a mastery worksheet involving comparing and ordering negative integers and decimals. The worksheet is split into 3 sections, fluency, reasoning and problem solving so students can master the topic. All answers are included for the questions. Please help me by reviewing my resources. As a ...

#### Negative Numbers Maths Murder Mystery With Answers

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A fun, engaging negative numbers maths murder mystery for students to solve. Students add, subtract, multiply and divide negative and positive numbers to solve the murder. Complete answers are provided for all questions. This resource is suitable for upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 pupils. The...

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Differentiated worksheet completing negative number pyramids with answers. Red - Completing pyramids by adding. Amber - Completing pyramids by adding and subtracting. Green - Problem solving with pyramids. Like this resource? Try these bundles of Number Pyramids worksheets... [Number Pyramids Bun...

### Games

#### Negative Numbers

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Activities (a game, puzzles worksheets and word problem cards) for differentiated negative numbers lessons at Upper Key Stage 2 (KS2). It was originally designed for Year 5 and Year 6 (Y5 / Y6) and equivalents but could work for able Year 4 too. Includes 3 fun Hidden Word / Spot the Mistake Puzzles ...

#### Negative Switch | Calculations Card Game

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Adding and subtracting with negative numbers can be a challenging topic to make fun. This card game to exercise quick-fire, spontaneous positive and negative calculation of positive and negative numbers. As you turn each card over, add the value of the card to the collective total. If the card is a...

#### Negative Number Bingo

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This Powerpoint Presentation requires students to make a 4x4 number grid, fill it with numbers from -10 to 10, and answer questions from the slides to cross off numbers on their grid until someone gets bingo! The answer to each slide is in the "notes" section of the powerpoint, so the te...

#### Negative numbers: Adding and subtracting negative numbers mazes

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Adding and subtracting negative numbers mazes. 8 mazes with full solutions are included, great for use in a lesson on negative numbers when you don't want to use traditional worksheets. Skills include positive subtract positive, negative subtract positive, negative add positive, negative add negati...