• Curriculum

Negative numbers

Unit 3 – 2 weeks

The PowerPoint file contains slides you can use in the classroom to support each of the learning outcomes for this unit, listed below.

The slides are comprehensively linked to associated pedagogical guidance in the NCETM Primary Mastery Professional Development materials. There are also links to the ready-to-progress criteria detailed in the DfE Primary Mathematics Guidance 2020.

Learning outcomes

# Title
1 Pupils represent a change story using addition and subtraction symbols
2 Pupils interpret numbers greater than and less than zero in different contexts
3 Pupils read and write negative numbers
4 Pupils explain how the value of a number relates to its position from zero
5 Pupils identify and place negative numbers on a number line
6 Pupils interpret sets of negative and positive numbers in a range of contexts
7 Pupils use their knowledge of positive and negative numbers to calculate intervals
8 Pupils explain how negative numbers are used on a coordinate grid
9 Pupils use their knowledge of positive and negative numbers to interpret graphs


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