Grade 1 Supplement Set A3 - Number & Operations: Addition & Subtraction on the Number Line

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Hop your way through a mathematical equation with your first grade class as they learn the idea of moving up and down the number line. Adding and subtracting like little frogs is an engaging and clever way to teach/reinforce this concept.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use activities as math workstations or ass a fun Friday resource
  • Have students use their own plastic rulers and use them as number lines, they can use dry erase markers to mark their jumps if needed
  • Using masking tape, make a giant number line in your classroom and have students take turns being the frog, hopping to add and subtract equations 
Classroom Considerations

  • Copy the black line masters and game pieces with card stock paper so that they last longer and store in Ziploc® bags
  • Modify game to your style and classroom needs
  • A stuffed toy frog or plastic frog will be needed for demonstration of game
Pros

  • Clear learning objectives
  • Engages student learning 
  • Supporting materials provided
Cons

  • None