Download printable number lines, activities and worksheets to help students as they develop their understanding of counting, operations, fractions and more elementary math skills. Save time on your math lesson planning with printables that are ready to be downloaded and used in the classroom!
This teaching resource collection was created by the teachers on the Teach Starter team and includes number lines for positive and negative integers, time number lines and classroom number lines that can be printed and displayed on the classroom wall or your students' desks for a variety of math activities. Build students' number sense, expand their understanding of fractions and more with this powerful collection that includes curriculum-aligned so you can meet Common Core and state standards.
New to using this tool in the math classroom, or just looking for some fresh ideas for teaching with number lines? Explore a primer from the teachers on the Teach Starter team!
A number line is a visual representation of numbers that is usually represented as a straight line. The numbers are usually represented as points on the line, and the distance between each number corresponds to the difference in value between them.
In an elementary school setting, you can use a number line to introduce basic mathematical concepts and to help students develop their number sense. They can be used for a wide variety of different activities such as counting, comparing numbers, teaching decimals and plenty more.
This tool has a number of applications in helping build numbers skills, some of which may surprise you! Take a look at the ways these can help your elementary students:
Number lines come in handy when you're teaching fractions in elementary school — both by helping kids visualize the relationship between fractions and whole numbers and by allowing them to see the relative sizes of fractions.
One of the most common stumbling blocks for students is putting fractions in a number line. Here's how to do this, step by step:
Students may also need to partition a number line into equal parts as part of their study of fractions! To do this, instruct your students to put the 0 and 1 tick marks at the ends of the line, look at how many equal parts are needed, and draw one fewer tick mark.
For example, if a student is dividing a line into eighths, they draw the 0 and 1 markers and draw seven ticks (this will ultimately give them eight equal spaces).
Looking for fresh ways to use number lines? Explore our collection for printable activities and ideas, and explore this list of favorites from our teacher team!
Make counting a visual experience with this set of 4 multi-purpose 0–30 number lines.
Practice labeling and plotting fractions on a number line with this interactive activity designed for 3rd grade students.
Demonstrate the concept of fractions on a number line with a printable number line display and student reference sheets.
Practice placing equivalent fractions on a number line with this cut-and-paste worksheet.
Crack the number line code with five number line codebreaker worksheets to practice number identification, addition, and subtraction.
Develop number sense by returning the zoo animals to their correct positions on the number line with a fun worksheet.
Practice counting by and plotting fractions on a number line with this set of differentiated worksheets.
Build a fraction bar by piecing together unit fractions and identify fractions on a number line with this set of differentiated worksheets.
A set of 16 match-up cards to practice identifying fractions on a number line.
Practice using number lines to compare and order decimals with this worksheet.
A number line showing halves, fifths, and tenths between 0 and 2.
Hop your way to addition mastery with a pack of two addition on a number line worksheets.
Explore positive and negative numbers by plotting integers on a number line and identifying opposites with this worksheet.
Identify the missing whole numbers on a number line with this set of 16 task cards.
A fun and challenging game to use when learning how to use the jump strategy to solve addition problems.
A worksheet with 6 open number lines to use in a variety of ways in your lessons.
A number line with numbers 0-120 for desks.
An addition worksheet that focuses on the jump strategy.
A subtraction worksheet that focuses on the jump strategy.
A number line showing thirds, sixths, and twelfths between 0 and 2.
A worksheet with 10 open number lines to use in a variety of ways in your lessons.
A set of four posters showing different subtraction strategies.
A set of 6 posters showing examples of skip counting.
Help your students as they learn their multiples with this 0-100 number line.
Practice plotting integers on a number line and completing comparison statements with this worksheet.
A 17-page editable PowerPoint to use in the classroom when introducing number lines.
An 11-slide, editable teaching presentation that focuses on the jump strategy.
A fun place value game to help students identify numbers on a number line.
Cut and paste numerals to complete the number lines with this free math worksheet.
A -25 to 25 number line to use when working with positive and negative numbers.
Number line from -20 to 120 with lily pads and frogs
A collection of number and math symbol flashcards available in a variety of colors.