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Negative Numbers Lesson

This Year 4 Negative Numbers lesson covers the prior learning of counting on a number line to 1,000, before moving onto the main skill of negative numbers and counting below zero.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objective

Mathematics Year 4: (4N5) Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers
Mathematics Year 4: (4N6) Solve number and practical problems that involve 4N1 - 4N5 and with increasingly large positive numbers

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

This Year 4 Negative Numbers lesson covers the prior learning of counting on a number line to 1,000, before moving onto the main skill of negative numbers and counting below zero.

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Interactive Activity

This Number Lines to 1,000 Game checks pupils’ understanding of identifying different intervals on a number line up to one thousand.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of counting on a number line to 1,000, before moving onto the main skill of negative numbers. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of negative numbers.

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Reasoning Practice

This Year 4 Negative Numbers Reasoning Practice is designed to check pupils’ understanding of using negative numbers in different contexts, including temperature.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Identify Negative Numbers Game checks pupils’ understanding of place value when counting backwards through zero.

4 Extension

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Extension

This round to the nearest 10 extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the negative numbers lesson.