In Year 5, the third year of KS2 Maths, you'll explore special numbers called negatives. Imagine counting backwards on a number line! With these minus numbers, like -10, you can fill in gaps and solve tricky problems. It's like a cool maths adventure!

Negative numbers have a special sign (it's a minus!). They're used for things like measuring temperature and showing when something is lost, like owing money. On number lines, they go the other way - like a secret code: -5, -6, -7, -8... How cool is that?

Test your brain with a fun quiz about negative numbers! Let's see how much you know about this magical KS2 Maths world.

Discover the Joy of Learning Together with Quizzes1.

The temperature is -5^{o}. If it falls 2^{o} what is the temperature now?

7^{o}

-3^{o}

-7^{o}

3^{o}

-5 - 2= -7

2.

Which is the next number in the following sequence? 0, -1, -2, -3, -4

5

-4

-5

-6

Negative numbers go down in the same sequence that positive numbers go up in

3.

The temperature is 4^{o}. If it falls 8^{o} what is the temperature now?

0^{o}

-3^{o}

-4^{o}

-8^{o}

One way to work this out is to split the 8 into 4 and 4 like this:

4 - 4 = 0

0 - 4 - = -4

4 - 4 = 0

0 - 4 - = -4

4.

Which of these statements is true?

-1 < -4

-2 < -6

2 < -2

-5 < -3

The symbol < means less than. The smaller part of the symbol is next to the smallest number

5.

Which of these is the largest number?

-1

-2

-3

-4

Negative numbers are the opposite of positive numbers therefore -1 is larger than all the other negative numbers

6.

Which of these is the smallest number?

0

-1

-3

-5

Remember, the higher the negative number the lower its value

7.

Which are the missing numbers -1, -2, __, -4, -5, __?

-3 and -6

3 and 6

-3 and 6

3 and -6

This sequence is going down by 1 each time

8.

The temperature is -3^{o}. If it rises 12^{o} what is the temperature now?

9^{o}

-9^{o}

-15^{o}

3^{o}

-3 + 12 is the same as 12 - 3

9.

The temperature is -8^{o}. If it rises 3^{o} what is the temperature now?

-11^{o}

11^{o}

-5^{o}

5^{o}

-8 + 3 = -5

10.

Which of these statements is true?

-3 > 3

-1 > -7

-5 > -2

-4 > -3

The symbol > means greater than. The larger part of the symbol is next to the largest number