## Opposites and Negatives

## Formative Assessment

# Summary of the Math: Opposites and Negatives

**Read and Discuss**

- The
*opposite*of a number*n*is the number that is the same distance from 0 as*n*, but on the other side of 0 on a number line; 0 is its own opposite. - A
*negative number*is a number that is less than 0. *Integers*are whole numbers and their opposites.*Rational numbers*are numbers that can be expressed as $\frac{a}{b}$, where*a*and*b*are integers and*b*is not equal to 0.

Can you:

- Define the opposite of a number?
- Describe the location of positive and negative numbers on a number line?
- Define integers?
- Define rational numbers?