A Common Core Floor or Personal Number Line Activity
Differentiated To Meet the Various Readiness Levels
Of Your Students
There are three tiers to this activity. Addition/Subtraction through 5, 0-10 and 0-15.
This common core subtraction and addition activity goes along my freebie (How to make a floor-sized number line!
) If you were able to get yours made or have a different commercial floor-sized number line you can use these cards and recording sheets to get your kinesthetic learners moving and mastering their subtraction facts. However, if you prefer, you can just have your students use the number line at the bottom of the recording sheets. This activity is tiered to meet the needs of students who are learning to master subtraction and addition facts 1-5, a second tier for 1-10 subtraction and a third tier for 1-15 subtraction. There are recording sheets that correspond to each tier in either color or black and white depending on your needs.
Instructions: Laminate, cut and sort addition/subtraction cards by color. Green is tier one 1-5 subtraction, pink is tier two 1-10 subtraction and blue is tier three 1-15 subtraction. You may either print your recording sheets or print and laminate depending on your teaching preference. Place your number line in your room or hallway using only the sections you need depending on the tier. Students take turns being the ‘hopper’ This person shows the other students a number sentence. They record the sentence and find the answer. Once they have it, they show it to the ‘hopper.’ The hopper then hops out the problem on the number line to see if they are correct. I allow each student to hop out two questions before switching places with another student. If you prefer, students can work independently, picking out addition and subtraction cards from a basket or festive container (how about a bug jar?) and completing the problems by using their own number line at the bottom of the recording sheet.
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