Using this printable, you can create a sliding, tactile manipulative to help meet the needs of your diverse learners. To assemble the manipulative follow the directions below.
1. Print out number lines on heavy cardstock, and cut apart
2. Punch a hole at both ends of the number lines.
3. Thread a bead on to a pipe cleaner, and attach the pipe cleaner to the number line at the holes.
Students can slide the bead along their number line to help gain an understanding of number sense.