Are your pupils ready for a negative number operations challenge? This puzzle worksheet is perfect for students who have studied all four operations with positive and negative numbers and need an extra stretch or simply extra practice in an engaging way.
Put a twist on addition with directed numbers in Sections A and B. Students will practice this skill using number pyramids and magic squares.
In sections C and D, students must use multiplication, division, addition and subtraction to solve the puzzles. Play ‘countdown’ in section C. This provides an excellent opportunity to discuss different approaches and methods. In section D, students have 12 number cards to use once to make 4 correct mathematical statements.