Interpret word problems while comparing integers with this math worksheet.
Positive and Negative Numbers Worksheet
Are your students in need of additional practice with word problems and comparing positive and negative numbers?
Word problems are important because they help students apply math concepts to real-world situations, which can make the material more meaningful and easier to understand. They also help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are valuable in both academic and professional settings. Additionally, word problems can be used to assess a student’s understanding of mathematical concepts and their ability to apply them in new situations.
Teach Starter has created a worksheet where students will solve 11 problems where students must analyze real-world problems to compare and order integers.
An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:
- Guided math groups
- Lesson warm-up
- Lesson wrap-up
- Fast finishers
- Homework assignment
- Whole-class review (via smartboard)
If there are students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to think of situations in which negative numbers are used in their daily lives.
For students who need a bit of support, consider providing a number line for students to use when working with positive and negative numbers. Additionally, this activity can be completed with a small group or in a 1-on-1 setting.
🖨️ Easily Download & Print
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided.
Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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