This packet is designed to help children explore place value using number lines. Through their explorations, discussions and your careful questioning children will begin to build their understanding. Number lines are challenging for children to truly understand. They can easily plot numbers on a predictable hash marked line, but putting numbers on a line with no midpoint or regularly spaced increments is tricky. The more experiences children have visualizing numbers the greater their number sense will be and their confidence will grow.
The problems are written at a variety of levels and come with four of the same word problem or two number lines per page. The problem should be cut and glued into a math notebook. The kids can use the space in the notebook to solve the problem and explain their thinking.
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