This file includes visual templates for teaching addition and subtraction to students with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. These are difficult concepts for these students, so they need extra visual supports to help them understand. I made these templates that includes a number line at the top so they can clip the clothespins there to use as counters. I also used number cards to attach to the template using velcro for students beginning to learn this skill or who have difficulty with handwriting. The teacher makes up the equation for the student to solve, and the student uses the clothespins to find the answer. The student is taught to read the first number and then clip on the correct amount of clothespins. Then they read the second part of the equation, "+ 2" and clip on two more clothespins. Next, they read the entire equation, "3 + 2 =", and count the total number of clothespins to get the correct answer. Then they find the correct number card and place it in the box. If they can print, then I have them write in the number in the box. The method is the same when teaching subtraction, except the students remove the amount of clothespins indicated by the second number in the equation. This method works very well for teaching these concepts to visual learners.