In first grade, students learn to count, order and compare numbers. Fingers are a great place to start, but as kids will tell you, they aren’t as effective once you get past the number ten! So, to help students order and compare numbers, teachers often use a number line. Kids use it to reinforce counting patterns and to understand place value. Sure, it’s elementary, but make no mistake—these mathematical building blocks help students as they meet the challenges of larger numbers and more complex problem solving.
So make your kid Master of the Number line! Build this game, and give her some hands-on practice ordering numbers. Here's how: