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Representing Whole Numbers on a Numbers Line

2.MD.6
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Grade 2 Measurement and Data - 2.MD.6

Students learn how to understand number lines and their use in math operations with these math worksheets. What Is a Numbers Line? In math, a number line is not like an ordinary line; instead, it is a straight line separated in two and marked with numbers. The numbers are marked in equal segments along the length of the line. They can be extended infinitely. This number line is horizontal, the left segment of which are marked with negative numbers, and the right segment is marked with positive numbers. As you move across the line in the right segment, the numbers tend to increase on the line. Whereas on the left segment, the numbers tend to decrease since the values are negative. The number line is a helpful tool to carry out the addition and subtraction of numbers. Marking numbers on the number line makes the comparison of two or more numbers easy. For example: John borrows $3 from Virginia to pay for his burger, Virginia is left with $10. How much Virginia had in total? By jumping on the number line from the number to number to solve this word problem, you can find the answer.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons


  • Step-by-step Lesson- Represent the addition and subtraction equations on the numbers line.

  • Guided Lesson - We have you start to right your own problems based on the movement of lines on the numbers line.

  • Guided Lesson Explanation - The numbers lines are drawn out for you and we ask you to follow the path to the equations.

  • Practice Worksheet - Find the sum or difference and then plot it on the numbers line.

  • 5 Practice Worksheets - We work on addition and subtraction with the help of a visual numbers line.

  • Matching Worksheet - Match the movement of the line on the numbers line and the equation that it should represent.


Homework Sheets

Convert the equation to a numbers line plot.




Practice Worksheets

Write the equation (sum or difference) that you see on the numbers line.

  • Practice 1- Write the equation of sum or difference with the help of the number line.
  • Practice 2- The light blue line helps you set a standard pace.
  • Practice 3- The intervals are really spread here.



Math Skill Quizzes

We ask you to make sense of the numbers lines by writing them in equation form.

  • Quiz 1- Write the equation of sum or difference with the help of number line on each worksheet below.
  • Quiz 2- The numbers are found in digit boxes here.
  • Quiz 3- Placement is everything here.