## Lesson: Placing Negative Numbers on a Number Line

Developing the Concept

Now that students have created their own number lines and acquired an initial understanding of negative numbers, it is time to deepen that understanding by having them explore negative numbers further.

**Materials:** The number lines students created in the first lesson

**Wrap-Up and Assessment Hints**

Create several true-or-false statements and have students use their number lines to tell you whether a statement is true or false.

- The number 4 is 6 units to the right of
^{-}3. (False) - The number that is 8 units to the left of 3 is
^{-}5. (True) - The number
^{-}8 is to the left of^{-}4. (True) ^{-}4 and 3 are seven units apart on the number line. (True)- All negative numbers are to the right of zero on the number line. (False)