Positives and Negatives

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 

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level
Play this game to learn about adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers
This article suggests some ways of making sense of calculations involving positive and negative numbers.

Strange Bank Account 

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level
Imagine a very strange bank account where you are only allowed to do two things...

Strange Bank Account (part 2) 

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level
Investigate different ways of making £5 at Charlie's bank.

Connect Three 

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level
In this game the winner is the first to complete a row of three. Are some squares easier to land on than others?

Weights 

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?