How to Use an Interactive Number Line

Published On: July 19th, 2017·By ·

This free tool is a great choice for introducing students to a number line that you can customize to fit their needs.

In this 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, SimpleK12 edtech trainer Monica Burns explains how to teach with the Number Line app. This app is available in a variety of ways. Select the web app for use on a computer or chromebook, or go to the Apple, Windows, or Chrome web store for use on your handheld devices.

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Watch as Monica navigates the web app and explains the main options available to help your students visualize numbers using a number line. Choose number lines marked with whole numbers, fractions, or decimals. You can also select a blank number line, with or without tick marks.

Try out this free app, and let me know what you think in a comment on this article.

How to Use an Interactive Number Line

Interested in more resources for your math students? Take a look at this highly-rated online training session:

Maximize and Multiply Math Skills with Websites, Web Tools, and Apps. Are you looking for a variety of interactive websites, web tools, and apps that will ignite your math classroom? This training focuses on a variety of tools that help you meet Common Core Mathematics Standards and differentiate learning in your classroom. Join Letia Cooper as she shares examples of how to use these tools and shows how to integrate them to create a math classroom of the future for all grade levels.

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About Our “Number Lines” Presenter

Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author

Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at

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