So, for this problem
And you're supposed to give your friend 5 apples...
You go ahead and give her the 2 apples you have...
And, then, you'll still owe her 3 more apples!
For those of you out there who are old enough to have a checking account (or a pretend one for learning), it's like having only $2.00 in your account and you write a check for $5.00... So, you are overdrawn (in the hole) by $3.00!
the places that I'll bet you've already
heard of negative numbers is with
temperatures. I'm sure you've head
someone say, "It's 20 below!" That
means it's -20 degrees - which is very cold!
Don't worry about needing to know how to add and subtract with negative numbers yet. We've got some other things to talk about first!