# Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers Practice Sheet B

## About This Product

We are always searching for engaging ways to teach our students new skills and review skills that they already know! This is a 1-page worksheet that will allow students enough practice to sharpen their skills.

Students will practice with **Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers**. The objective is for students to be able to understand the difference in the rules and apply them effectively to a variety of problems.

This worksheet is most appropriate for 4th grade students. You may have 5th grade students who need the additional practice.

There are 2 pages included broken down into 4 sections.

**In the first section, students will:**

Solve each addition problem. If the numbers have the same SIGNS (e.g. negative + negative) your answer will be NEGATIVE.

**In the second section, students will:**

Solve each addition problem. This time, the signs are DIFFERENT (e.g. negative + positive)! If the signs are different, instead of adding them, you SUBTRACT them. To determine whether the answer is positive or negative, you look at the BIGGEST number in the question. If it is negative, the answer is negative; if it is positive, the answer is positive.

**In the third section, students will:**

Solve each subtraction problem. Remember to turn subtraction questions into addition ones (when the starting number is smaller than the number you are taking away) and move the subtraction sign next to the last number (e.g. 2 – 8 becomes 2 + -8).

**In the fourth section, students will:**

Solve each subtraction problem. Remember, DON’T attempt to do subtraction questions SO turn them into addition ones (e.g. -7 - -3 becomes -7 + --3). When you do this, you get a negative and a negative. A negative and a negative is always a positive so -7 + --3 becomes -7 + 3.

You can easily print and laminate these pages, so they retain their durability for repeated use. Students can write answers with a dry erase marker.

This will make a great math center or small group activity.

This worksheet set is also great as an assessment.

Answer key included.

I hope you enjoy!

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## What's Included

A 3 page printable PDF