# What are negative numbers?

## Negative numbers

Numbers don't just stop at **zero.** When you count **backwards** from **zero,** you go into **negative numbers.**

Positive numbers are more than zero: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.

Negative numbers are less than zero: -1, -2, -3, -4, -5, etc.

A number line can be used to order negative and positive numbers.

Zero, 0, is neither positive nor negative.