# Number Lines

## Making Sense of Rounding

Have you ever thought that maybe people who think they are not good at math really have just never been taught math in a way that makes sense to them?…

## Drawing Number Lines to Visualize Equivalent Fractions

The idea of fractions being equivalent is such a key understanding for helping students develop “fraction sense” that it absolutely must be done right. Students need to see a variety…

## Fractions on a Number Line with Cuisenaire Rods

A couple of days ago, I blogged about equivalent fractions, and I promised a follow-up post about fractions on the number line. This post contains affiliate links, which simply means…

## Ordering Numbers on a Number Line

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…

## Alligators Are for Swamps, Not Comparing Numbers

There, I said it. And while I’m at it, PacMan is soooooooo 70s! It’s time to move past using alligators for comparing numbers. There are really two steps involved in…

## Recording Addition on a Hundred Chart

I love having a theme and focus! Recently I’ve written several posts about number talks and mental strategies for computation. Check out Adding on a 120 Chart, Exploring Addition Strategies,…

## More Mental Math Strategies

After a recent post on addition strategies, I had a reader email me and ask about subtraction strategies. She was working with her daughter on homework, and while she understood…