Dividing with Negative Numbers

Dividing with Negative Numbers
Dividing with Negative Numbers
Dividing with Negative Numbers
Dividing with Negative Numbers Worksheet

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Dividing with Negative Numbers

Students learn about dividing with negative numbers using written methods.  More able students work with negative numbers raise to a power.  Less able students are taught how to use a number line to visualise the division.

The start of the lesson is used to recap adding, subtracting and multiplying with negatives while linking to algebra.  In the main part of the lesson students are taught how to divide with negative by thinking about the rules of multiplication.  At the end of the lesson students work out the factors of positive and negative numbers.

Differentiated Learning Objectives
  • All students should be able to divide a negative integer by a positive integer.
  • Most students should be able to divide with any combination of positive and negative numbers.
  • Some students should be able to identify all the factors of any positive or negative integer.
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