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Positive and Negative Numbers – Board Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  23 Oct 2023

Practise identifying opposite integers, plotting positive and negative numbers and solving word problems with this board game.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides, PowerPoint

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  6

teaching resource

Positive and Negative Numbers – Board Game

  • Updated

    Updated:  23 Oct 2023

Practise identifying opposite integers, plotting positive and negative numbers and solving word problems with this board game.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides, PowerPoint

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  6

Practise identifying opposite integers, plotting positive and negative numbers and solving word problems with this board game.

Practise Positive and Negative Numbers with a Board Game!

Are you looking for a fun activity to help your students review integers, word problems and plot integers? You have landed in the right place! Teach Starter has created a board game your year 6 students can use when reviewing positive and negative numbers. 

To play:

  1. Begin by having each player select a game piece and place it at the starting line.
  2. The person with the longest first name goes first.
  3. Player 1 should spin the spinner and move forward the appropriate number of spaces.
  4. If you land on a space that has a picture of a space symbol, draw a card and answer the problem. The next player in line should check the answer key to see if the answer is correct.
  5. If the player is correct, they may stay in their space. If the player is incorrect, they must return to the previous space they were at before taking a turn.

The first person to the finish line wins!

Through this activity, students will review how to find the opposites of integers, interpret word problems, and plot integers.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your maths lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

If there are students who need additional support, consider providing a positive and negative number line to help them identify opposites.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students who need an additional challenge, encourage them to create their own game cards to add to the game.

Make sure to check out additional resources that cover positive and negative numbers!

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF, Powerpoint or Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.

Print on cardboard for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 


This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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