Workstation activities don’t need to be complicated. They just need to allow students to practice their standards! Take for example this little workstation activity for ordering numbers on a number line up to 120. Print the number line mat on cardstock and laminate for durability. You can download free number cards and the mat at the end of this post. There’s also a little recording sheet to build in accountability for the task. Students record five rounds of the game, but then they can continue to practice.
Notice that students can use this activity over and over again because they will continue to get different numbers. That’s one advantage of workstation tasks over worksheets. Worksheets are typically one-and-done while workstation tasks that use randomized numbers can be used more than once. It’s also easy to differentiate and it grows with the kiddos as they work with larger numbers. Just change up the number cards or assign a different range of numbers for different students.
Download your number cards, Ordering Numbers on a Number Line mat, and recording sheet. If you’d like the cute cards shown in the picture, you can grab them here.