# Negative number basics

5 videos

8 skills

What is a "negative number"? How do we interpret their placement on a number line relative to a positive number? In this tutorial, you'll learn about what happens in the world below zero! Common Core Standards: 6.NS.C.6, 6.NS.C.6a, 6.NS.C.6c

### Negative numbers introduction

VIDEO
9:36 minutes

Mysterious negative numbers! What ARE they? They are numbers less than zero. If you understand the nature of below zero temperatures, you can understand negative numbers. We'll help.

### Negative numbers on the number line

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Identify positive and negative integers on the number line

### Negative numbers and number line examples

VIDEO
3:08 minutes

Given a few negative numbers on a number line, let's see if we can determine what negative numbers are elsewhere on the number line.

### Negative numbers on the number line without reference to zero

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Identify positive and negative integers on the number line.

### Ordering negative numbers

VIDEO
2:47 minutes

Is -40 bigger than -10? When ordering negative numbers from least to greatest, careful that you don't get hung up on the "amount" of the number. Think about what that negative sign really means!

### Number opposites

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

### Placing positive and negative decimals on a number line

VIDEO
1:15 minutes

These example exercises require us to interpret a number line in order to locate where our positive and negative decimals should be placed.

### Decimals on the number line 3

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

### Positive and negative fractions on the number line

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

### Comparing positive and negative numbers on the number line

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Interpret statements of inequality as statements about the relative position of two numbers on a number line diagram.

### Negative number word problem

VIDEO
4:22 minutes

Let's challenge ourselves with a word problem that requires us to plot points, positive and negative, and find the difference.

### Interpreting negative numbers

PRACTICE PROBLEMS