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Real Life Uses/Applications of Negative Numbers

Negative numbers are numbers symbolised with a minus sign (–) along with the number. On a number line, they are numbers represented to the left of origin (zero) and their values are less than zero. Secondary 1 students should be able to handle negative numbers and their four operations. If your child is currently in Secondary 1, you can help him/her gain exposure to negative numbers by showing him/her the connection of negative numbers to daily life.

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