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What makes a Good Resource - Number Lines

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Created on 26 August 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 30 September 2010 by ncetm_administrator

What Makes a Good Resource

Number Lines

Resource description:

Number Lines

This is a practical activity which can be used to check children’s understanding of ordering numbers and extends to simple decimal notation. It is easily accessible and wholly practicable for children who have difficulty with written work. It promotes paired work or pupil working alone.

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Teacher comment:

I was looking for something which would allow pupils working at level 1 and 2 to access ideas around ordering and sequencing numbers. Even where these children had a grasp of the concepts they were not able to express these ideas in a written form. Children can add their own number targets. Some will offer a written record; perhaps these can be used as display work.

What I did:

I made laminated A3 copies of the line and cut out the number targets. Children placed these targets on to the line. The pointed end allows them to be precise in their placement.


Children worked in pairs checking one another or in a small group with a TA.

I noticed a good level of TALK with children challenging one another.

The activity is easily extendible as the learners progress.

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02 December 2010 16:47
Great activity!
By peter_hall
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