# Negative number basics

7 videos

7 skills

What are negative numbers? When do we use them? Where do we find them on the number line? What is the "opposite" of a number? Let's learn what happens in the world below zero!

### 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.

### Interpreting negative numbers

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Practice explaining the meaning of negative numbers in different scenarios.

### 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

Practice more challenging problems where you identify positive and negative integers on a number line that doesn't have zero labeled.

### 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

Practice placing positive and negative decimal numbers on the number line.

### Decimals and fractions on a number line

VIDEO
1:58 minutes

We're mixing it up by placing both fractions and decimals on the same number line. Great practice because you need to move effortlessly between the two.

### Rational numbers on the number line

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Practice placing positive and negative fractions and decimals on the number line.

### Opposite of a number

VIDEO
3:12 minutes

### Number opposites

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Practice finding the opposites of numbers. Numbers are opposites when they're on opposite sides of the number line the same distance from zero.

### Negative symbol as opposite

VIDEO
5:02 minutes

### Number opposites practice

VIDEO
3:08 minutes

### Number opposites 2

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Practice solving more challenging problems finding the opposites of numbers. Numbers are opposites when they're on opposite sides of the number line the same distance from zero.