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Looking for a printable negative and positive number line? Super! Here you can find 19 cute & free number line printables and blank worksheets I’ve designed in black & white – both landscape and portrait format. All PDFs are free and instantly downloadable.
Number lines are a great way to understand numbers, learn how to count, and a fun way to practice basic addition and subtraction.
I’ve created multiple cute and simple number line printables you can print out for your children or students.
Here are the negative and positive number line printables. There are 19 options to choose from. All minimal and black & white to save some ink costs.
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Positive and negative number line – portrait
Here you can find positive and negative number line printables in portrait form. The first one shows the decimals from -1 to 1, and the rest have whole numbers from -5 to 5 up to -1000 to 1000.
After the first printable the number lines show negative and positive integers. Any positive integer on the right side of the zero is on the positive number line, and any negative integers are on the negative number line.
Negative decimal number line from -1 to 1 – portrait
Integer number line printable (to 10) – portrait
Positive and negative number line to 20 – portrait
Number line negative and positive numbers to 50 – portrait
Negative and positive number lines up to 100 PDF – portrait
Number line positive and negative from -500 to 500 – portrait
Number line negative and positive from 1000 to 1000 – portrait
Please note: I’ve added negative signs in front of the numbers showing negative numbers. The numbers with no sign indicate positive numbers (even though there’s no positive sign in front of them.)
Negative and positive number line printables – landscape
Here you can find positive and negative number line printables in landscape form.
Number line with negatives to 5 – landscape
Integer number line printable (to 10) – landscape
Number line negative and positive numbers to 50 – landscape
Negative and positive number lines up to 100 PDF – landscape
Number line positive and negative from -500 to 500 – landscape
Number line negative and positive from 1000 to 1000 – landscape
Only negative numbers have the negative sign in front of them. Positive numbers don’t have a positive sign to indicate they’re positive numbers. If needed, you can add the positive sign in front of the positive numbers.
Blank negative and positive numbers
Here you can find blank number lines. These are great resources for practicing skip-counting or doing basic addition or subtraction.
Blank negative and positive number lines landscape PDF
Blank positive and negative numbers worksheet PDF
Blank printable number line negative and positive worksheet
Empty negative and positive number lines landscape PDF
Adding positive and negative numbers worksheet PDF
Other number lines worksheets
- Number line 0 to 1
- Number line to 10
- Number line to 15
- Number line to 20
- Number line to 25
- Number line to 30
- Number line to 50
- Number line to 100
- Number line to 1000
- Blank number lines worksheets
- Number lines with negative numbers
- Fraction number lines worksheets
- Double number lines worksheets
What is a negative and positive number line?
A number line is a visual aid and a simple and effective way to help children understand numbers and basic concepts of mathematics.
The positive and negative number line is a variation of the number line. The number line is a straight line with evenly spaced numbers.
The positive and negative number line has two lines, one for positive numbers and one for negative numbers. The zero or origin is in the center, and on the right side of the zero is the positive side and on the left side of the zero is the negative number line.
How do you use a negative and positive number line?
The negative and positive number lines can help children understand and visualize negative and positive numbers. The number line can also be helpful for addition and subtraction.
Example 1: Adding positive numbers to negative numbers
-5 + 3
Go to the place on the number line where it says -5. Then move 3 steps towards the positive number line. The answer then is -2.
Example 2: Subtract the negative number from a positive whole number
+3 – 5
Go to the spot on the number line where it says 3. Then move towards the negative side of the number line 5 “steps” (-5). The answer you land on is -2.
Note that on the positive number line, 4 is more “positive” than 3, so 4 is a larger number.
But on the negative number line, -4 is “more negative” than -3, so -4 is smaller than -3.
Example 3: Subtract from a negative number
If you need to subtract from a negative, please note that the two negatives become positive, and the subtraction sign will cancel the negative sign.
-3 – -5 = -3 + 5
Example 4: Adding two negative numbers
-3 + -4
You’ll move further to the left on the number line when adding two negative numbers.
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