Before your students start calculating with directed numbers, ensure they understand their relative size and the symmetry around zero with this worksheet.
Using a number line, students will begin by comparing numbers between -10 and 10 using inequality symbols in section A.
In section B, inequality symbols are used again to compare pairs of integers into the hundreds, e.g. -169 and -254.
Extend learners in section C where they will compare positive and negative decimal numbers.
Next up, section D begins with an example showing students how to use a number line to find the difference between two numbers that cross zero and extends to finding the difference between large integers and decimal numbers.
Finally, section E is a problem-solving section made up of three questions.