These three negative and positive number line PDFs are great for introducing your kid to negative numbers and how they relate to positive numbers. You can then test your child’s skills with the number line negative and positive math worksheet! Oh, and all of these downloads are 100% free! 🙂
Number lines may not have been a staple back in your math class days, but they’re pretty commonplace now. And for good reason. Number lines can be used to:
- Help kids learn to count.
- Visually demonstrate how numbers relate to one another.
- Teach addition.
- Teach subtraction.
- Teach multiplication.
Number lines can be especially useful for helping your kid understand how numbers relate to one another. This may seem like an obvious concept—one is smaller than five, and all, but think about more complicated number relationships such as negative and positive numbers, decimals, and fractions. Specifically when you’re first getting acquainted with these more “challenging” numbers, knowing which is smaller or larger isn’t always obvious. For negative numbers, snag these number line with negative and positive PDFs!
Psst! If your little one is just getting to know the 123s, he or she probably isn’t quite ready for a number line with positive and negative numbers. No worries, that’ll come soon enough! Instead, snag these more basic number lines and number printables:
- Number Tracing Worksheets
- Preschool Number Worksheets
- Color by Number Worksheets
- Number Worksheets for Kindergarten
- Number Flashcards
- 2 Free Printable Number Line to 20 PDF Downloads + Worksheet
- Free Printable Number Line to 10 Worksheet + 3 Number Line PDF Downloads
Negative and Positive Number Line: -10 to 10
Introduce negatives with this easy positive and negative number line, which goes from -10 to 10. This is a great starter option because there are so few numbers to deal with. Seeing a huge range of negative and positive numbers on a number line (like the -100 to 100 printable, which is coming up) may be completely overwhelming when your kid is just getting acquainted with the idea of negative numbers.
Bonus: In addition to these number line with negative and positive numbers printables, you can use these 3 Free Printable Negative Number Lines + 2 Number Line With Negatives Addition and Subtraction Worksheets to help your child master negative numbers! And while they mostly deal with positive numbers, these 3 Free Number Line to 100 Printables (PDF Downloads) can help your kid get used to working with a larger range of numbers.
Number Line Negative and Positive to 20: -20 to 20
This number line negative and positive to 20 is a great next step. It makes the number range your child is working with a little larger, but shouldn’t be too much of a jump. By comparing this negative and positive number line to the printable that goes from -10 to 10, your child should start to understand that any number can be a negative. (In other words, there is no cap on how low you can go.)
Bonus: Already being familiar with number lines may make working with these number line positive and negative PDFs easier. Here are some additional number line printables that can help your kid get comfortable working with this type of tool.
- 9 Free Printable Number Lines For Kids
- 4 Free Blank Number Lines (Printable PDF Downloads)
- 7 Free Integer Number Line Printables + 3 Adding Integers Number Line (PDF Downloads)
Positive and Negative Number Line: -100 to 100
When your child is ready for a real challenge, download this number line with negative and positive numbers that goes all the way from -100 to 100. Again, I wouldn’t recommend starting here because being faced with so many integers will probably be overwhelming.
Bonus: Negative numbers aren’t the only complex math concepts your kid will have to tackle. In addition to these positive and negative number line PDFs, these printables, dealing with more complicated concepts, may also come in handy!
- 4 Free Printable Fractions Number Lines (PDF Downloads) + Worksheet
- Free Printable Graphing Inequalities on a Number Line Practice Worksheet + 2 Graph Inequalities on a Number Line Guides
- 8 Free Printable 4th and 5th Grade Decimal Number Lines
Number Line Positive and Negative Worksheet: Addition
This number line with positive and negative numbers worksheet will let your child test his or her understanding of both positive and negative numbers and how to use number lines to solve addition problems. Looking at the negative and positive numbers on a number line, you’ll see that this printable is multiple choice. That can help your kid as he or she will know that their answer must be one of those options.
Tip: You can get more mileage out of this negative and positive numbers on a number line worksheet by going through and turning the plus signs into minus signs. Doing so will transforms the addition problems into subtraction problems and will allow your kid to practice a different skill! 🙂
Number Line Positive and Negative Worksheet: Answer Key
Use this number line with positive and negative numbers worksheet answer key to check your child’s answers.