Mental Number Line to 5

Sub Trajectory: number line estimation

Uses knowledge of counting number relationships to determine relative size and position of numbers up to about 5 when given perceptual support.


You may see this:

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Other Examples:

  • When shown a 0 at one end of a line segment and a 5 at the other, a child places a "3" approximately in the middle.

Help your student become a(n) Mental Number Line to 5

Activities ask children to use their mental representation of a number path and the relation between numbers up to 5 to solve a problem such as who is older, or what number is missing in a sequence (e.g., of connecting cubes "stairs").

Special Thanks To

Institute of Education Sciences
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant numbers R305K050157, R305A120813, R305A110188, and R305A150243. to the University of Denver. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.