# Interpret numbers greater than and less than zero in different contexts

I can interpret numbers greater than and less than zero in different contexts.

# Interpret numbers greater than and less than zero in different contexts

I can interpret numbers greater than and less than zero in different contexts.

## Slide deck

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Negative numbers are below zero and are less than zero
- Positive numbers are above zero and are greater than zero

### Common misconception

Pupils may struggle to recognise that numbers exist to the left of zero.

Expose pupils to images in familiar contexts showing negative numbers. Take lots of opportunities to count bridging zero.

### Keywords

Temperature - Temperature is how hot or cold something is and generally in the UK is measured using the Celsius scale.

Positive - Numbers greater than zero.

Negative - Numbers less than zero.

### Licence

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## Video

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## Worksheet

## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

second

first

third

at a higher level

at a lower level

shows that there is no amount

one quantity is worth more than another

one quantity is not worth as much as another

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

how hot or cold something is

numbers greater than zero

numbers less than zero

above zero

at zero

below zero

positive

zero

negative

greater than zero

zero

less than zero