In these worksheets, students will learn to solve word problems involving negative numbers.

Until this point, we have seen all integers as being positive and you could take away numbers, but zero was our ground floor. Now with will explore the concept of negative numbers that drop that ground floor. Negative values have a minus sign in front of them and indicate a value less than zero. There are a number of things we need to keep in mind in regard to operations with negative numbers. If you subtract a negative number, the two negatives can combine. When multiplying or dividing negative values, start by ignoring the negative and positive values. Figure those out at the end of the problem. When the two numbers are the same the result will be positive, if they are different the answer will be negative. Most signed numbers are negative numbers.

In these worksheets, your students will solve word problems involving negative numbers. Problems involve money and other real word scenarios. There are six worksheets in this set. This set of worksheets contains lessons, step-by-step solutions to sample problems, both simple and more complex problems, a review, and a quiz. It also includes ample worksheets for students to practice independently. Students may require extra paper on which to do their calculations. Most worksheets contain between eight and ten problems. When finished with this set of worksheets, students will be able to solve word problems that involve working with signed numbers. These worksheets explain how to solve word problems involving negative numbers. Sample problems are solved and practice problems are provided.

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Negative Number Word Problems Worksheets

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Signed Number Word Problems Lesson

The status of Jim's account was -$5. He wrote a check for $15.00. The bank charged him a $10.00 fee for being overdrawn. What was the new status of Jim's account?

Negative Number Word Problems Worksheet

Andy observed that a proton has a charge of positive one. An electron has a charge of negative one. Find the total charge of an ion with 6 protons and 8 electrons.


Jeff purchased 25 bags of flour and sold it at 4 places as 10 bags, 5 bags, 3 bags, and 3 bags respectively. How many bags remain?

Review and Practice

If you put two dice that are 5 inches thick on top of each other, how thick is the double dice?


The store sold vegetables. They sold 450 vegetables on Monday, 150 on Tuesday, and 180 on Wednesday. What is the total number of vegetables sold?

Negative Number Word Problems Check

Martha sold gold coins. She sold 50 coins on Monday, 40 on Tuesday, and 60 on Wednesday. What is the total number of gold coins sold?