Numbers: Negative Numbers

A negative number is a number smaller than zero. They are mostly used to show temperatures that are below freezing.

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Negative numbers includes:

  • Showing practical situations in which negative numbers are used
  • Measuring temperatures above and below zero
  • Comparing positive and negative numbers

Downloadable Factsheets

Examples of negative numbers
What are negative numbers
Negative numbers glossary
Negative numbers practical examples
Storing frozen food
Why do negative numbers get bigger
Temperature increase and decrease
Reading a thermometer
Freezing point of water

Downloadable worksheets

Missing numbers on a thermometer
Negative answers: sorting activity
Negative situations: sorting activity
Reading the weather
Understanding frozen-food packets

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