Negative numbers and opposite numbers - Numbers and Relations

Negative numbers and opposite numbers


• Negative numbers: any numbers to the left of zero on a number line.
• Numbers increase in value as we move up/right on a number line.
• Opposite numbers: numbers with the same distance from 0, but on the opposite side of a number line.
• To find an opposite number, we attach a negative sign to the given number.
• Two LIKE signs give a positive sign.
• Two UNLIKE signs give a negative sign.
  • Intro Lesson
    Introduction to Negative Numbers and Opposite Numbers
  • 1.
    Understanding Negative Numbers
    For each of the following pair of integers, which integer has a greater value?
  • 2.
    Analyzing Opposite Numbers
    Fill in the following table:
  • 3.
    Solving Opposite Numbers Graphically and Algebraically
    Find the opposite of the given numbers:
    i. Graphically (using a number line)
    ii. Algebraically
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