Placing Numbers on a Number Line

This is a new version and is also available as an ipad app. You can play the old version here.

Drag the flag to the correct position on a number line. Lots of choice over level, including whole numbers, negative number and decimals. Can be used to teach place value, approximation skills, and reading varying scales.

Choose one type of number line or for more of a challenge you can select several. Work quickly to get more time, build your score and climb up the leaderboard.

For more resources involving partitioning and place value click here.

Game Objectives

New Maths Curriculum:

Year 2: Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones)

Year 2: Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs

Year 3: Compare and order numbers up to 1000

Year 4: Order and compare numbers beyond 1000

Year 5: Interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers through zero

Year 6: Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero

KS2 Primary Framework:

Year 3:

Order whole numbers to at least 1000 and position them on a number line (Block A)

Read, to the nearest division and half-division, scales that are numbered or partially numbered (Block D)

Year 4:

Use positive and negative numbers in context and position them on a number line. Position one-place and two-place decimals on a number line (Block A and Block D)

Interpret intervals and divisions on partially numbered scales and record readings accurately, where appropriate to the nearest tenth of a unit (Block C)

Compare the impact of representations where scales have intervals of differing step size (Block C)

Interpret intervals and divisions on partially numbered scales and record readings accurately, where appropriate to the nearest tenth of a unit (Block D)

Year 5

Use knowledge of rounding, place value, number facts and inverse operations to estimate and check calculations (Block A and Block B)

Explain what each digit represents in whole numbers and decimals with up to two places, and partition, round and order these numbers (Block A)

Interpret a reading that lies between two unnumbered divisions on a scale (Block C and Block D)

Year 6:

Use decimal notation for tenths, hundredths and thousandths; partition, round and order decimals with up to three places, and position them on the number line (Block A)