# Resources tagged with: Positive and negative numbers

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Broad Topics > The Number System and Place Value > Positive and negative numbers

### First Connect Three

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

### Consecutive Negative Numbers

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?

### Vector Racer

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

The classic vector racing game.

### Weights

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

### Pair Sums

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?

### Tug Harder!

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?

### First Connect Three for Two

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

### Consecutive Numbers

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

### Swimming Pool

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

In this problem, we're investigating the number of steps we would climb up or down to get out of or into the swimming pool. How could you number the steps below the water?

##### Age 5 to 11

In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes resources on NRICH that can help primary-aged children get to grips with 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...

### Making Sense of Positives and Negatives

##### Age 11 to 14

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

### Sea Level

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

The picture shows a lighthouse and many underwater creatures. If you know the markings on the lighthouse are 1m apart, can you work out the distances between some of the different creatures?

### 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?

### Being Collaborative - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.

### Up, Down, Flying Around

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

### Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers

##### Age 11 to 14

How can we help students make sense of addition and subtraction of negative numbers?

### Negative Numbers

##### Age 11 to 14

A brief history of negative numbers throughout the ages

### Strange Bank Account (part 2)

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

### The History of Negative Numbers

##### Age 11 to 18

This article -useful for teachers and learners - gives a short account of the history of negative numbers.