Number Line Teacher Resources
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Frog and Toad on the number line
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.
Fractions on a Number Line
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.
Rainbow Number Line
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.
Number Lines and Bead Strings
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.
Now, what the heck is a NUMBER LINE again???
A unique approach to reviewing number lines and how to locate different values on them, this worksheet poses several questions that require written answers rather than calculations. You could use this as a note-taking guide when teaching number lines and opposites. An answer key is provided for your convenience.
Choral Counting I
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.
Unit 5 Lesson 01: Graphing on a Number Line
Math masters are introduced to graphing inequalities on a number line. After reviewing inequality symbols, they practice representing them on a worksheet. This simple lesson serves its purpose.
Subtraction of Decimals
Here is a fabulous lesson on subtracting decimals with different numbers of decimal places. There are teacher-led activities for learners to engage in, including, modeling decimal subtraction through decimal squares, looking at place value, seeing patterns in decimal numbers, and finding decimal values on a number line. Then, pupils pair off and play an interactive online game that further reinforces the concepts being taught. Finally, each pupil completes a series of worksheets that are embedded in the plan to gain further practice. An outstanding math lesson plan which should lead to meaningful learning.
Rainbow Number Lines
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.
Locating Rational Numbers on the Number Line
Students explore the concept of locating rational numbers on a number line. In this rational numbers instructional activity, students change improper fractions to mixed numbers to determine where on a number line the rational number belongs. Students use straight edges and compasses to place rational numbers on the number line.
Together in a Line: Collaborative 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.
Working in a math center or an "I finished early" work station, young mathematicians will match in sequence pre-set-up rods of unifix cubes to numbers on a number line. To help differentiate tens from ones, use different colors to represent them. This activity helps young learners practice counting for meaning and allows them to visually see that numbers get larger as they progress sequentially. Hands-on and fun!
Motion Math HD - Fractions!
Where on the number line does this value belong? A fun, engaging app asks that question in the form of a game. Tilt the tablet to place numbers where they belong. Compare new numbers to existing numbers to find just the right spot.
How using number patterns help us add or subtract
Second graders use a number line to understand multiples. In this number line lesson, 2nd graders use a floor size number line and calculate problems with multiples. Students complete a worksheet with multiples.
New! Find Benchmark Numbers Using a Number Line
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.
The Number Line
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.
Building toward fluency
Here is a great learning task that focuses on the development of areas in computational fluency including strategies in mental math. Young learners are guided through a list of addition expressions that help them visually understand the relationships between numbers within 20. By demonstrating these relationships on a number line, a child can easily develop mathematical strategies such as counting all, counting on, using relational thinking, as well as part-whole addition. A list of materials and actions makes the activity easy to implement in the classroom. It also has an answer key and commentary to support instruction.
Frogs on a Log
What a fun way to introduce addition! Especially helpful for visual learners, this will take some set-up on your part: a large paper log on the wall has a number line 1-10 and velcro dots. Ten frogs (included) "hop" onto it. Students learn a counting frogs song, and participate in guided practice as you add frogs. Kinesthetic learners will enjoy becoming the frogs as they sing, and finally they add to their own log, writing number sentences to correlate with each addition.
Fraction and Decimal Equivalency
Mathematicians make representations of fractional parts of a whole and learn that a decimal is another way to represent a fractional part. Understanding is extended by comparing and ordering fractions and decimals on a number line. This high-quality resoucre comes complete with student handouts. Make sure to consider it for addressing Common Core standards in math.
Number After Bingo 1-15
Using a number line, as a class, discuss the concept of the number after. Choosing numbers on the number line, ask your kindergartners what number comes next and point to that number. Once the class has this concept down, pair-up and have them practice this with a game of number bingo. Player A will draw a number card and say the number after, and then place their counter on the number on their card. Player B will take a turn. The game will go back and forth until bingo is achieved. Number and bingo cards are not included, but are very easy to create on the computer or by using index cards.