Y5 Maths

Negative Numbers Lesson

This Year 5 Negative Numbers lesson covers the prior learning of counting forwards and backwards through zero, before moving onto the main skill of interpreting and using negative numbers in context.

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 5: (5N5) Interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps counting forwards and backwards through zero, before moving onto the main skill of interpreting and using negative numbers in context.

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Sequencing Activity

This Year 4 Negative Numbers Sequencing Game checks pupils’ understanding of the value of positive and negative numbers by placing them into ascending order.

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Interactive Activity

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

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of counting forwards and backwards through zero, before moving onto the main skill of negative numbers. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Video Tutorial

Jade provides a practical demonstration using numbers less than zero in this  Negative Numbers Video Tutorial.

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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

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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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Interpret Negative Numbers in Contexts Game checks pupils' understanding of negative numbers.

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Flash Cards Activity

This Year 5 Interpret Negative Numbers in Context Flash Cards Game checks pupils' understanding of interpreting negative numbers in a variety of contexts.

4 Extension

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Extension

Extension

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

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Maths Challenge

This Year 5 Negative Numbers Maths Challenge checks pupils' understanding of negative numbers while also developing their problem solving skills.