A number line starts with zero, located at the beginning of a horizontal line. You can start with number rhymes, like ‘One, Two, Buckle My Shoe’, ‘Ten Green Bottles,’ or 1,2,3,4,5, Once I caught a fish alive’. Number lines are a reliable method teachers have been using for ages to teach number sense, arithmetic, and all sorts of other math skills. Lovely! (I especially like the breaths between numbers – I’ve never thought about this before.) It is a great idea to start introducing numbers to your child after she turns one. This collection of number line activities works with littles and not-so littles, as they learn the concepts they need to be successful at math. Introduce your preschoolers to number lines by letting them “be” the number line. Printable number line worksheets. Students are asked to utilize their creativity as they create an accurate number line with construction paper and other supplies, in turn reinforcing their understanding of how to use a number line to solve math problems. This year I wanted to be more diligent about teaching various addition strategies as options for my students to explore to solve simple equations. To prepare for the activity print and laminate these number line cards or make your own. Description. When it came to using the number line, I wasn't personally as comfortable since I don't rely on it to do my own math thinking. 7 thoughts on “ Kindergarten Number Lines…The Lesson ” simonsterg October 29, 2015 at 10:50 pm. Stretch a long piece of string or yarn into a straight line at the front of the classroom. The most common number line used in first grade is a horizontal number line. When to Teach Numbers to a Child? The first idea that comes into my head… Use the number lines to teach adding, subtracting, and number patterns. You can then increase this to 0-20, 0-30, 0-50 and so on. Numbers 1, 2, 3 and so on then follow, equally spaced along the number line. I begin using this type of number line for counting and identifying missing numbers, but later I use it as a tool to solve subtraction and addition equations. Being the Number Line. I wanted to emphasize using ten frames, using number lines and a combination of mental math and touch dots. Our Number Lines lesson plan teaches students to define and correctly use a number line for adding, subtracting and skip-counting. Number lines vary in length - if you're teaching your KS1 children addition, it might be helpful to begin with a 0-10 number line. This type of number line helps them see that numbers increase from left to right.