# Multiplying Negative Numbers Worksheet • Section 1 of the multiplying negative numbers worksheet contains 20+ skills-based multiplying negative numbers questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
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• Answers and a mark scheme for all multiplying negative numbers questions are provided
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### Multiplying negative numbers a glance

Numbers greater than zero are called positive numbers and numbers less than zero are called negative numbers. Negative numbers are represented below 0 on a number line and are denoted by a negative sign in front of the number.

Positive and negative numbers can be represented on a number line and we can perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations with them. When multiplying and dividing negative numbers, there are specific rules that tell us whether the answer will be positive or negative. A negative number multiplied by a negative number gives a positive answer and a negative number multiplied by a positive number gives a negative answer. The same rules apply for division. To multiply or divide negative integers we work as if we are multiplying or dividing integers that are positive and then use the rules to decide whether the final answer should be positive or negative.

When calculating with negative numbers, we must always apply BIDMAS to determine the correct order of operations.

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