Values of Thermometers
This worksheet is themed around the concept of negative numbers, specifically as they relate to temperature readings. It displays several thermometers with varying levels of mercury, indicating different temperatures below zero. Students are prompted to write the corresponding negative temperature next to each thermometer.
The worksheet teaches students to read and understand negative numbers in the context of real-world applications, such as temperature. It reinforces the concept that temperatures can fall below zero, which is represented by negative numbers in the Celsius scale. This exercise helps students become familiar with negative values and aids in developing their ability to translate visual information from thermometers into numerical temperature readings. The inclusion of a self-assessment section at the end provides a way for students to gauge their comfort level with the concept of negative numbers.