Negative Numbers
Negative numbers are numbers that are less than zero. They are represented on the left hand side of the zero on a number line.
Negative numbers have a '' sign in front of them (note a number with "no sign" means it's positive). Numbers on a number line get bigger when you go to the right and smaller if you go to the left. Just as 10 is bigger than 8, 1 is bigger than 3.
Working with negative numbers may seem unfamiliar, but you probably do it without thinking about it.

Video Tutorials
Real life examples of negative numbers.

Negative Numbers Introduction

Other Tutorials
BBC BiteSize Negative Numbers  this includes an online activity
Math is Fun Number Line  this includes an online word problem activity

Online Activities
Worksheets
Dad's Worksheets  Select any of the worksheets with negative numbers  anything after Ordering with Negative Numbers. Click on the Version number next to the type of problem you want to solve.
