# Solve problems involving positive and negative numbers in a range of contexts

I can solve problems involving positive and negative numbers in a range of contexts.

# Solve problems involving positive and negative numbers in a range of contexts

I can solve problems involving positive and negative numbers in a range of contexts.

## Slide deck

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Scales on graphs and coordinate grids are the same as number lines.
- Number lines model bridging through zero.

### Common misconception

Pupils can come unstuck by misreading or misunderstanding the information being presented.

Encourage pupils to consider what information they do know, and plot this on an empty number line, to help work out the unknown information.

### Keywords

Difference - The result of subtracting one number from another.

Coordinates - A set of values that show an exact position.

### Licence

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## Video

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## Worksheet

## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

the line on the coordinate grid that runs horizontally

where the X axis and Y axis cross, usually written as zero

the line on the coordinate grid that runs vertically