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Administer a learning activity that challenges your class to use a number line in the form of lily pads. This is a great way to connect learners from using pictures to add, to using a number line to add. Learners are instructed to display the number of hops that Toad and Frog take during their journey on a number line. Young mathematicians are literally counting the hops on the lily pads and transferring that knowledge to hops on a number line. Ideal for an in-class activity or homework assignment.
Explore fractions on a number line, and create a KWL chart about number lines! Your elementary math class can identify where fractions belong on a number line and then use black line sentence strips to create fraction number lines.
Guide your kindergartners to create memorable, colorful number lines that they will use throughout the school year. Using sentence strip and a black marker or card stock printed in a teachers font, create traceable numbers from 1 to 20 (see example on the lesson). Give each child a number line and using five or six different colored crayons guide them to trace over all the numbers with each color. Laminate the number lines and put them on each child's desk or have them readily available. Creating the number lines will support motor and number identification skills. The number line will have more personal meaning to each learner than a pre-made one, and can be used as a tool throughout the year.
Students solve addition and subtraction problems using strings of beads and number lines. They mentally perform addition and subtraction problems, and write and solve story problems involving whole numbers.
Second graders count and locate numbers on a number line. Given a quantity of blocks, 2nd graders count the blocks and identify the number on the number line. The class discusses counting strategies, such as counting by ten.
Number lines are great visual tools that can be used to teach a wide range of math topics. The final video of this series models how to use number lines when solving subtraction problems using the counting up strategy. Pause the video after each example and encourage learners to share alternative solutions that involve the use of a number line. Use this resource in a unit on subtraction of large numbers and build the number sense of young mathematicians before introducing the standard subtraction algorithm.
The second of eight videos on rounding whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100 describes how to use a number line to create benchmark numbers. A review of place value and counting by 10s starts off the lesson, followed by a discussion on how to locate numbers on the line.
This resource sneaks in the math so your learners will be adding and subtracting positive and negatives on a number line while thinking they are mapping out houses. The activity starts by putting houses the appropriate distance away from the school that sits in the middle of the street. Your mathematicians will be able to plot each house on the street and calculate the distance from one house to another. Without mentioning number line, positive, or negative, your learners will be able to work the problem with their own method while getting some good integer practice in!
Represent, order, and compare rational numbers in order to practice placing them on a number line. Your class will use appropriate operations, methods, and tools to compute with real numbers. Then they must explain completely and clearly what was done and why it was done.
A great aspect of teaching math is that children have the freedom to solve problems using a variety of different strategies. The focus of this lesson is for young mathematicians to become aware of many ways of answering addition questions. Learners begin by solving a simple addition equation using paper and pencil, crayons, markers, number lines, manipulatives, or any other materials they may need. Children are then called on to share their solutions as the teacher creates a list of the strategies they used. Consider adding illustrations to the list and posting it in the classroom to support children as they develop their fluency with addition. 
Partners solve addition equations using counters and number lines, each counting out the number of manipulatives for an addend and then combining their quantities on a single number line to ascertain the sum. They write equations horizontally and vertically to communicate conclusions. Useful for K-3; adjust numbers so they are appropriate for your class. Excellent collaborative learning design with hands-on opportunities for tactile learners.
Young scholars generate differences using the number line model. Because this model highlights the measurement aspect of subtraction, it is a distinctly different representation from the models presented in lessons one and two.
Students use a number line to compare lengths. They predict the differences and figure out if they are correct. They answer puzzles involving subtraction to complete the instructional activity.
For this subtraction worksheet, students use a number line to count back in 6 problems. Students draw the part of the number line that is needed for each problem.
Students solve addition problems. In this math lesson, students use a number line to solve addition problems. Students complete a worksheet of addition problems.
First graders examine the number line as an addition strategy. In this math lesson plan, 1st graders create a number line and use it to help them solve addition problems.
Using a 100s chart or a number line with a pointer, work with your class to count up to 100 by ones and tens. As a part of daily instruction, prompt your kindergartners to chant count from 1 to 30. Move on to 1 to 50, and then from 1 to 100. Highlight groups of tens and count by tens in the same fashion. This should be done daily. A number line around the room can be a visual prompter for counting together at any time. A 100s chart is also great to use, especially if it is laminated and can be colored in. Use counting for transitions. Here is an example: please meet me on the rug before I count to 30, and count with me as you walk. Great practical guidance on working toward this skill base on a class level.
Your youngest charges practice counting on a number line up to 10. They print out the page on the screen, and can click a button to have the directions read to them. Counting forward, they fill in blank spaces on the number line  Then they can check their own work with an online key. 
There are two ways to subtract numbers! Learners are split into groups of four. One pair from each group solves the problem presented with math manipulatives, and the other pair solves it with a number line. Then the pairs get to switch and explore solving the problem a different way!
First graders explore the concept of ordering numbers on a number line. In this order of whole numbers lesson, 1st graders participate in an activity where they determine which is the correct location to place the number on the number line. Students also study numbers which come before or after a number, or in between two numbers, and place them correctly on the number line.

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