Y6 Maths

Negative Numbers Lesson

This Year 6 Negative Numbers lesson covers the prior learning of negative numbers as taught in Year 5, before moving onto negative numbers as taught in Year 6.

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 6: (6N5) Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero
Mathematics Year 6: (6N6) Solve number and practical problems that involve 6N2 - 6N5

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps negative numbers as taught in Year 5, before moving onto negative numbers as taught in Year 6.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Negative Numbers Game comprises questions designed to consolidate pupils' understanding of negative numbers.

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Interactive Activity

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

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of negative numbers as taught in Year 5, before moving onto negative numbers as taught in Year 6. 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.

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Video Tutorial

Watch this Negative Numbers Video Tutorial to see Martin demonstrate how to calculate intervals across zero.

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 6 Negative Numbers Game includes five questions designed to check pupils' understanding of using negative numbers in context and calculating intervals across zero.

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Matching Game

This Year 6 Negative Numbers Matching Activity is designed to help pupils calculate intervals across zero.

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 round to the negative number.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Negative Numbers in Context Maths Challenge 1 aims to challenge pupils' understanding of problem solving with questions involving negative numbers.