We perform addition problems on or with the help of number lines.

Number lines are super helpful to help visual learners especially take in the concept of math. This is a popular technique used with second graders. It's often helpful to teach students how to draw their own number lines. This really makes the process of sums simply float to the top of their minds. The kettle of brain activity really goes off. Below you will find a huge selection of worksheets and lessons that help students visualize the concept of addition by using a number line. Students will get accustomed to located the first addend on the number line and then understanding that the amount of movements that occur are equal to the second addend. I cannot express how successful this method of displaying addition can be for your students. These worksheets can be pure gold for any students that are having difficulty with this concept.

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Addition on a Number Line Lesson


Steps for adding a series of integers on a number line. 1. The starting point is the first integer of the problem (marked with a red dot). 2. Adding a negative value to a positive number: move left from the starting point. 3. Adding a positive number to a negative value: move right from the starting point. 4. Adding a negative number to a negative value: move left from the starting point. 5. Adding a positive number to a positive: move right from the starting point.

Number Line Addition Worksheet 1

Worksheet 1

Show how these operations work on a numbers line. Note this one is slightly advanced.

Number Line Addition Worksheet 2

Worksheet 2

If the negative integers get too hard, just skip those problems.

Review Worksheet


A full lesson-type problem followed by six of the nice level problems for you. It is all about understanding where the location of the point on the number line starts and then ends.

Addition on Number Line Quiz


Match the addition problem to the proper number line. Add up that bad boy.

Do Now Worksheet

Do Now

Have students work it out themselves first and then go over it with them as a class.

Meet a Number Line Lesson

Meet a Number Line Lesson

We look at going in both directions with this numbers line. Adding a positive number to a positive: move right from the starting point.

Try the Skill Worksheet

Try the Skill

Add the values on number line. Our first number is 3. The value to be added is -6 which is negative. So, to add 3 and -6, move left from the starting point. We reach the end result of -3.

Practice Worksheet

Practice Addition on a Number Line

Yes! This is straight up addition, nothing else. Display how you would justify these addition problems on a number line.

Skill Again Worksheet

Practice The Skill Again

This series of problems goes next level and includes the addition of negative values. This is one you may want to put in your backpocket for your more advanced students.

Show the Skill Worksheet

Show the Skill

Where do you guys get it all out on these number lines? You can play around on this by displaying the equations as you may need to do.

Warm Up Worksheet

Warm Up

It seems weird that we would end here, but that's the brakes! It is a simple 3 problems that you can use anytime that suits your needs.

Adding Single Digits to Double Digits Lesson

Adding Single Digits to Double Digits Lesson

This worksheet explains how to add single digits to double digits. A sample problem is solved.

Adding Single to Double Digits Lesson and Practice

Adding Single to Double Digits Lesson and Practice

Students will review how to add single digits to double digits. A sample problem is solved and two practice problems are provided.

Adding of Single and Double Digits Worksheet

Adding of Single and Double Digits Worksheet

Students will add single digits to double digits. Ten problems are provided.

Single to Double Worksheet

Single to Double Practice

This is a series of addition equations that you will need to plot on the number line on the bottom of the page of this worksheet.

Drill Worksheet

Adding Singles to Doubles Drill

Start with the number line and work off of what you have to get going with these addition problems.

Showoff Worksheet

Adding Singles to Doubles Showoff

Students will show off their ability to add single digits to double digits. Twenty-five problems are provided.

Warm Up Worksheet

Adding Single Digits to Double Digits Warm Up

Students will warm up by adding 1 and 2 digit values and see where it goes. Three problems are provided.

How Number Lines Help Us Learn to Add

The basic concept when using a numbers line is that any movement to the right is consider a move forward or a positive move up an integer or more. The value of integers that are gained are based on the series of tick marks that you have advanced up the scale on the line. So, advancing a single tick to the right would be consider moving an integer up if the tick scale were labelled by ones. Conversely this can be used to also show negative movements in integers and subtraction. We have a section for subtraction with this skill here.

A number line is a straight line containing values arranged in equal segments or intervals over its full length. These lines can be extended horizontally endlessly and are most usually portrayed simply. Walking along the number line, you will see the a numeric value expand from left to right and drop from right to left.

You can show a number line with both positive and negative integers. A number line simplifies the process of comparing various values. There is a noticeable difference in size between the numerals on the left and the right side of the number line.

A number line can be used to learn the traditional calculation methods, such as multiplication, division, and addition.

How to Use a Number Line

- Locate the numbered dot marked with a pen.

- Name the dot.

- Put a dot where you want it.

- Look for the tick mark at the bottom of the number line to find the goal value. Fill out the gaps.

- Understand that the numbers to your right are larger than those to your left.

- Find the number greater than, equal to, or less than the supplied one.

- Increase or decrease the range of the number line.

- Create a series of number lines ranging from one to 10.

What You Need to Know About the Number Line

When presenting the number line, explain what the tick marks mean and why they are significant. Be on the lookout for any circles on the tick marks. A learner should drag their finger down the tick mark to identify the Braille number corresponding to it.

Ensure that students can accurately determine the number line's width and range. Just look at the values found on the left and right to figure out where you are with the range of numbers. The scale or range and ticks that are locate on it add up to a whole number. As a student's talents improve, there may be an increase in twos, fives, tens, or even more.

There are many advantages to using a number line when learning the fundamentals of addition and subtraction. The number line's visuals help early learners advance from concrete to abstract to algebraic reasoning. Students should have a firm grasp of how items travel down a river of values and their corresponding numbers to make comparisons.

Consider presenting addition and subtraction on a number line in a new way if your students are already familiar with the movements across this visual tool. Multiple-choice questions help students better understand how numbers relate to one another.

- Starting with Number Lines

A simple number line would be ideal, depending on the student. Asking your students to experiment with the tactile number line on a magnetic board can be beneficial. Your students must identify tick marks, a horizontal straight line, and specific values. After starting on the left, turn to the right. Students must follow a straight horizontal line before proceeding with the tick marks. Tell your student to begin counting the tick marks on the page's left side.

- Adding Ten to One

For some reason, adding ten to one is particularly challenging to comprehend. You can use a visual representation and a simple number line for this notion.

- Find Number Line Resources

Create entertaining and interactive games to help kids learn the basics of number line navigation, such as where to search for the dot on the line. A good place to begin is at the tick mark of the Braille number line, where you can place magnetic tactile number lines and entertaining shapes and objects. They can learn addition effectively.

Using a tactile version on a cork board, use a large push pin to record the correct value. You can employ a teacher-created Braille number line or an APH number line to monitor the student's progress. This way, number lines can help you learn to add easily.

It is also a great idea to have students create their very own number lines and model problems. While this may seem overwhelming, if you walk them through one example top to bottom it will become pretty easy for them. If you worked for a new version of these problems, I would start by having students make their own number lines using various set intervals. It really helps them understand the entire process.