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Adding negative numbers worksheet

Adding negative numbers worksheet
This worksheet will help your child to practise adding negative numbers. It includes a number line to demonstrate the process.
Keystage:  KS2, Year 6

What are negative numbers? 

A negative number is a value that is less than zero. If you imagine a number line with zero in the middle, the positive numbers are to the right of the zero, and the negative numbers are to the left. 

Examples of negative numbers: -1, -2, -3, and so on. 

How will this worksheet help your child with negative numbers? 

This resource provides a clear explanation for how to add and subtract negative numbers, with colourful visuals to help your child understand these key mathematical rules. 

Your child will then have the opportunity to practise what they've learned with a series of sums that have missing numbers. There are also extra tips on how to play games that help consolidate this knowledge, so that they will feel confident with negative numbers. 

Created and checked by teachers, this resource is a fun and easy way to support learning at home. We also have plenty of number lines that you can stick up at home as a helpful tool for your child to refer to when completing their homework.