In 6th Grade, students learn the concepts of signed numbers and how to compare them. Teachers can provide “Interpret and compare signed numbers in a table (word problems) worksheet” to help students to understand the concepts of signed numbers in a better way. This worksheet includes various problems where a table contains the data related to a real-life scenario and the students are asked to compare the sign numbers given in the table to find the answers to the questions such as finding the highest or lowest temperature.

Grade 6

Negative Numbers

6.NS.C.7.B
6.NS.C.7.D

For example: A bike dealership set a goal of selling a certain number of bikes each week. The table shows how their weekly sales compared to the goal.

Week

Sales Compared to Goal

1

-2

2

1

3

3

4

-1

We need to find, in which week did the dealership sell the fewest and most bikes?

Solution: To solve this problem we need to compare the values -2, 1, 3 and -1. From these values, -2 is the smallest and 3 is the largest number.

-2 corresponds to the first week, therefore in the first week, the dealership sells the fewest bikes.

3 corresponds to the third week, therefore in the third week, the dealership sells the most bikes.

For example: A bike dealership set a goal of selling a certain number of bikes each week. The table shows how their weekly sales compared to the goal.

Week

Sales Compared to Goal

1

-2

2

1

3

3

4

-1

We need to find, in which week did the dealership sell the fewest and most bikes?

Solution: To solve this problem we need to compare the values -2, 1, 3 and -1. From these values, -2 is the smallest and 3 is the largest number.

-2 corresponds to the first week, therefore in the first week, the dealership sells the fewest bikes.

3 corresponds to the third week, therefore in the third week, the dealership sells the most bikes.

For example: A bike dealership set a goal of selling a certain number of bikes each week. The table shows how their weekly sales compared to the goal.

Week

Sales Compared to Goal

1

-2

2

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