5.2.3 The Number Line Revisited

Activity symbol Activity: Negative Numbers on the Number Line

Copy the scale below into your notebook and mark the numbers 2.5, 6, and 12 on it.

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Discussion

The numbers become more negative as you move to theleft on the number line. Also, notice that the numbers go by fives. Between each value given on the number line, there are ten squares. Thus, every two squares represent one whole unit.

5.2.2 Uses of Negative Numbers

5.2.4 Determining if a Value is Positive or Negative