Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero

New Maths Curriculum (2014): Year 6 objectives.

Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero

Temperature - Word Problems Temperature - Word Problems

Answer questions about the temperature around the world. Includes levels involving comparing temperatures, and comparing poistive and negative temperatures.

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Addition and Subtraction Dominoes Addition and Subtraction Dominoes

Answer addition and subtraction questions to arrange the dominoes in the correct order as quickly as possible. Lots of choice over level including; add and/or subtract within 20, 50, 100, using decimals or with negative numbers.


Estimating Numbers on a Number Line Estimating Numbers on a Number Line

Estimate the number the arrow is pointing to, then calculate the correct answer when you are told your error. A great game to help develop an understanding of place value, reading scales and to practise mental addition and subtraction. There are lots of levels to play; inc. 0 to 10, 0 to 100, 0 to 1000, and levels involving negative numbers and decimals.

ITP thermometer ITP thermometer

View full screen in your browser.  This ITP displays a thermometer. The scale, range and the interval markers can be changed and a slider control can be dragged up and down the length of the thermometer to set the height of the column. A second marker indicates the last reading so that comparisons can be made. This marker can be fixed in position if required. The positive or absolute difference between two values can be displayed, and the change in the temperature as the marker is moved. The ITP can be used to develop children’s understanding of vertical scales and negative numbers in the context of temperature. The slider controls can be used to introduce and model strategies for addition and subtraction that involve positive and negative numbers. The language of number can be developed, giving meaning to calculations such as subtract negative 3 from negative 7.

This resources is freely available to download from the archived Primary Framework site.

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Placing Numbers on a Number Line Placing Numbers on a Number Line

This is a new version and is also available as an ipad app. You can play the old version here.

Drag the flag to the correct position on a number line. Lots of choice over level, including whole numbers, negative number and decimals. Can be used to teach place value, approximation skills, and reading varying scales.

Choose one type of number line or for more of a challenge you can select several. Work quickly to get more time, build your score and climb up the leaderboard.

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