Students use a number line to model the moves that are made for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. There are two parts to this activity. First, students cut out the top box and separate each card. They mix up the equations and number lines and then try to match them so that each number line goes with the correct equation. Then they write the answer to each equation and glue the matches in their notebooks.
In the bottom box, students draw the moves that are made for each equation, write the answers, and glue into their notebook. For both activities, the numbers are the same for each equation so that children have to focus on what moves are made when adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.
Teachers, check students' matches before they are allowed to glue! Also be sure to pay careful attention to what answer they write down for the division equations. Discuss with students how the answer is where they land on the number line for addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Division, however, is different. In division, the answer is the number of jumps it took to get back to zero!
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