What Are Opposite Numbers? - Definition & Examples


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What are opposite numbers?

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1. What does a + sign in front of a number mean, as in +7?

2. What does a - sign in front of a number mean, as in -12?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Let's see what you know about opposite numbers with this quiz and worksheet combination. You can find questions about the definition of opposite numbers along with examples of the opposite of a given number.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The subjects listed below can be found in the questions of the quiz:

  • A '+' sign in front of a number
  • The '-' sign in front of a number
  • The definition for opposite numbers
  • Providing the opposite of a given number

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define opposite numbers
  • Problem solving - use what you know to solve problems with opposite numbers needed
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about the '+' and '-' signs

Additional Learning

To get some more practice with them, go to the lesson titled What Are Opposite Numbers? - Definition & Examples. Inside, you can check out the following extra material:

  • Sequential numbering
  • Types of opposite numbers
  • Working with fractions