Positive and Negative Numbers: Tricky Temperatures, Negative Numbers

  • Lesson 2 of 5

Year 5

KS2

SKU: M5IL30144

Take a close look at negative numbers in the context of average temperatures in various cities, worldwide.

In this, the fourth of five lessons in 'Positive and Negative Numbers' for Year 5, children will firstly warm up by counting on and back in steps of 100 from a five-digit number. After that, they'll look at negative numbers in the context of temperature. They will use line graphs showing the average low and high temperatures for several different cities worldwide, then ask and answer questions about the data they have been shown.

A number of the questions shown on the included slides involve calculating with negative numbers, as do the questions and calculations included on the differentiated negative numbers temperature worksheets. A range of other printable PDF resources are also included to help children get to grips with tricky temperatures and negative numbers.
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