Here are a few words you needto know in order to calculatenegative numbers.Negative numbersPositive numbersIntegerPlace value systemNumber line
IntegersA positive number , a negative number or azero but not a fraction or a decimal.Whole numbers greater than zero are calledpositive integers. These numbers are to theright of zero on the number line.Whole numbers less than zero are calledNegative integers. These numbers are to theleft of zero on the number line.
Negative numbers A number less than zero We use - to show a negative number. A positive number could change to a negative if the sum you have is less than the number you are taking away.
Positive numbers A number greater than zero We use + to show a positive number A negative number plus a positive number will result in a positive number if the positive number is bigger than the negative number.
Number lineLine marked with numbers used to showoperationsCould be a line to help you calculateAddition and subtraction.
Place value systemThe value of a digit depending on it’splace in a number.In the place value system there is ones,tens, hundreds and thousands. Itcontinues until it reaches infinity.
Integer rulesPositive + negative =positive or negativedepending on the questionNegative - negative=positive ,example-2 - -3=1 It would equal to 0 becauseNegative - negative =positive. But If itwas -2 - -1 It would then equal to anegative because the negative is largerthan the positive.
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