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Grade 3 - Mathematics
4.1 Using Number Lines

Number Line:
  • A number line shows the numbers in order.
  • Numbers to the right of zero are positive numbers.
  • Numbers to the left are negative numbers.
  • A number line has arrows because the numbers keep going forever.
  • You can use the number line to practice the addition and subtraction.

  1. Draw a number line with numbers.
  2. To find difference, we first go forward till we reach the bigger number and then backward till we reach the smaller number.
  3. To find sum, we first go till the first number and then move further from there to reach the next number.

Directions: Answer the following questions.
1) Draw a number line and show zero, positive numbers and negative numbers.
2) Also write at least ten examples with subtraction and addition using number line.

Q 1: Which number on the number line is neither positive nor negative?

Q 2: In the figure shown what number comes next on the number line?


Q 3: What are the numbers to the left of zero?

Q 4: What are the numbers to the right of zero?

Q 5: You can write a negative number without a negative sign.

Q 6: You can write a positive number with or without a positive sign.

Q 7: On a number line with 1, 500, 1000, 1500, _____ what is the next number.

Q 8: Fill in the blank on a number line -5, -4, ___, -2,-1,0

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