Interactive Number Line

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What You Need:

  • 1 extra long rope
  • 20 sheets of paper
  • Marker

What You Do:

  1. Help your child set the rope out in a long, straight line.
  2. Using the marker, help your child to create number sheets by writing large numerals 1-20 on the pieces of paper.
  3. Starting with the smallest number, set up the sheets in numerical order along the rope, placing them face down so that the numbers are hidden.
  4. Depending on the concept you are trying to teach your child, you might want to leave out certain numbers. Maybe you only want to focus on odd, or maybe only even numbers. You might want to only feature multiple of 5 and have your child walk 5 steps between each number. There are many possibilities.
  5. Encourage your child to start walking along the rope.
  6. Every time she comes to a face down sheet, have her flip it over, call out the number on the sheet, and then turn the sheet back over so the number is once again hidden.
  7. Have her walk up and down the line to get a firm hold on her numbers.

Once she's comfortable with the original numbers, you can make even more number sheets. If you think your kid's up for a challenge, this number line is also a great way to introduce addition and subtraction.

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