Positives and Negatives

We have put together this collection of problems and games to help you to understand positive and negative numbers. Play the games in Up, Down, Flying Around, read the article, and then apply your understanding to investigate the different problems that use negative numbers.


Up, Down, Flying Around link

Up, Down, Flying Around 

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Play this game to learn about adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers

Making Sense of Positives and Negatives link

Making Sense of Positives and Negatives 

Stage: 3

This article suggests some ways of making sense of calculations involving positive and negative numbers.

Strange Bank Account link

Strange Bank Account 

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Imagine a very strange bank account where you are only allowed to do two things...

Strange Bank Account (part 2) link

Strange Bank Account (part 2) 

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Investigate different ways of making £5 at Charlie's bank.

Playing Connect Three link

Playing Connect Three 

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

In this game the winner is the first to complete a row of three. Are some squares easier to land on than others?

Weights link

Weights 

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?