# Interpret sets of negative and positive numbers in a range of contexts

I can interpret sets of negative and positive numbers in a range of contexts.

# Interpret sets of negative and positive numbers in a range of contexts

I can interpret sets of negative and positive numbers in a range of contexts.

## Slide deck

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- For negative temperatures, the further the number is from zero, the colder it is

### Common misconception

Negative temperatures relate to positive e.g. −5℃ is warmer than −3℃ because 5℃ is warmer than 3℃.

Emphasise directional relationship e.g. numbers decrease as they move to the right. Practical examples can help e.g. freezer temperature.

### Keywords

Temperature - How hot or cold something is.

Elevation - Used to describe an object’s height above a given height, such as sea level.

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## Worksheet

## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

positive

neither positive nor negative

negative

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15

18

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