Step 4: Negative Numbers Year 6 Place Value Learning Video Clip
Indiana is an explorer in Egypt who has made an exciting discovery of hidden chambers beneath the pyramid! He needs your knowledge of negative numbers to help him as he works through the different floors.
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Discussion points for teachers
- Help him work out which level he started on. Discuss what happens to numbers when they go beyond zero. Discuss what happens when a negative and a positive are added together.
- What is the current score shown on the game? Discuss what happens when a negative and a positive are added together. Discuss what other values could be created using the game key.
- What will happen to the score if a black scarab beetle is chosen? Discuss place value and which numbers are going to change – will the total go up or down?
- How many degrees has the temperature dropped by? Discuss contexts which use negative numbers and how to calculate when using negative numbers with decimals.
Optional discussion points:
When do we use negative numbers in real life?
National Curriculum Objectives
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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