**Common Core Standard 6.NS.C.5**

**6th Grade Math**

In Math numbers can either be greater than zero or less than zero. We distinguish these numbers by calling them either a positive number or a negative number. We use the symbol – to indicate a negative number. On a number line a positive number will be to the right of zero, and a negative number will be to the left of zero.

When you divide negative numbers it can get a little tricky trying to figure out if the answer is positive or negative.

**Let’s review the rules for dividing positive and negative integers.**

When you divide two numbers with the same sign the product is positive.

When you divide two numbers with different signs the product is negative.

or…. remember that….

**Like signs produce a positive number and unlike signs, a negative number.**

or…..

**Remember, negatives must come in pairs.**

Example problems dividing negative numbers