Number lines are one of the most used manipulatives in my classroom. My kiddos are great about knowing which tool they need to support their leanring, but these sliding number lines have been their go-to recently.
The perks to this tool is the kinesthetic approach that is brings to counting.
Students start their bead at the first addend or subtrahend and then move up or down based on if the problem is addition or subtraction.
number lines are also a snap to put together. Just print, on card stock for durability, laminate, hole punch, and attach a pipe cleaner or string with the bead. TADA! You have the perfect tool for your mathematicians!
here. Try it out and let me know what your kiddos think in the comments.