These three negative number line PDFs are a great visual tool to introduce your kid to negative numbers and how they relate to positives. Put that knowledge to the test with the two number line with negatives worksheets, which cover addition and subtraction. Oh, and did I mention all five downloads are totally free? 🙂
Understanding negative numbers, not to mention how they compare or work with positive numbers, can be pretty challenging for kids. That’s where number lines come in handy. Number lines provide a visual of the relationship and can help kids learn to move between negative and positive numbers whether adding, subtracting, or multiplying.
Below are three number line with negatives PDFs that will take your kid from a small range of negative and positive numbers to a much larger range. Your child can then practice adding and subtracting negative and positive numbers with the number line negative numbers worksheets. (Don’t worry, there’s an answer key for the negative number lines worksheets so you can easily check your kid’s progress.)
Negative Number Line: -10 to 10
Get started with this number line with negative numbers going from -10 to 10. This is a great beginner negative number line because the range of numbers is relatively small.
Number Line with Negatives: -20 to 20
Expand on the number line negative numbers with this option that goes from -20 to 20. Hopefully this printable will help your kid start to understand that any positive number can also be a negative number. In other words, as high as they can count—50, 100, 1,000—there can also be a negative.
Number Line Negative Numbers: -100 to 100
When your child is ready to work with large numbers, download this negative number lines PDF. It goes from -100 all the way up to 100.
You can turn this number line with negative numbers into more of a worksheet by blacking out certain numbers and having your kid fill them in. You can also write math problems next to the number line.
Negative Number Lines Worksheet: Addition
When your child is ready to start putting what he or she has learned into practice, download this number line with negatives worksheet. It focuses solely on addition problems.
If you want to get more mileage out of this number line with negative numbers worksheet, once your kid can correctly solve all the addition problems, go through and replace the plus signs with minus signs, turning them into subtraction problems.
Negative Number Line Worksheet: Addition Answer Key
Number Line with Negative Numbers Worksheet: Subtraction
This negative number line worksheet allows your kid to practice subtracting negative and positive numbers. As with the addition worksheet, you can get more out of this worksheet by replacing the minus signs with plus signs, taking it from a subtraction to an addition worksheet.
Negative Number Line Worksheet: Subtraction Answer Key
Bonus: Another thing you may want to work on is negative numbers with decimals. You can create your own negative number line with decimals by using these free blank number lines (printable PDF downloads). In addition to creating a negative number line with decimals, you can also use these blank printables to introduce negative fractions.
More Number Line Printables and Worksheets
- 7 Free Integer Number Line Printables + 3 Adding Integers Number Lines
- Negative and Positive Number Line
- Free Printable Graphing Inequalities on a Number Line Practice Worksheet + 2 Graph Inequalities on a Number Line Guides
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