Directed Numbers

Online Activities for 5th & 6th Classes

Integers: Video lesson that introduces integers (positive and negative numbers) and where they occur in real life

Mashup Math - Elevation above or below sea-level: A video lesson that explores elevation as examples of positive and negative numbers.

Negative Numbers: A series of video lessons from White Rose Maths, including Introducing Negative Numbers (Year 4), Negative Numbers (Year 4), Negative Numbers (Year 5), Negative Numbers in Context (Year 6), Negative Numbers (Year 6), Add and Subtract Integers (Year 6).

Khan Academy Negative Numbers: A series of videos and practice questions exploring negative numbers. Afterwards, for more of a challenge, look at Integers and Whole Numbers. You can also register for a free Khan Academy account to record your progress and explore other topics/grades.

Maths Frame - Empty Number Line: Practice placing positive and negative integers in the correct position; choose -5 to 5 initially and then move to the next levels to challenge yourself.

What is the Temperature? Identify the temperature shown on the thermometers. A way to practice directed numbers in a real-life context. Includes values above and below zero, and has options for various ranges.

Caterpillar Ordering: Choose Ordering and then -10 to 10 to order integers.

Coconut Ordering: Hit the numbers in order of size. Select 'numbers' and then choose from numbers from -10 to 10 to order integers.

Number Lines in Disguise: A challenge and interactive game (scroll down) from NRICH; Can you work out the number marked by the dot? Includes positive and negative numbers.

That Quiz: Inequalities for comparing numbers, Arithmetic for addition calculations involving directed numbers and Number Line for identifying numbers by their position. In each of these activities there is the option to include negative numbers along with positive; just make sure the the “negative” option is selected on the left hand side.

Number Line App: This virtual tool can be used to explore the position of values on a number line,including positive and negative numbers; also to model addition and subtraction involving positive and negative numbers.

Directed Numbers Counters: These double sided counters can be used to model addition and subtraction involving positive and negative numbers (ensure that the "sign" option is ticked).

Integers (Directed Numbers): a selection of practice games from You can do a number of free quizzes each day without having a subscription. Start with the second class games and work up through the activities.

Integers: Practice games from Math Games. Choose your class level.