# Space Number Line for Hands on Addition

Hands on addition gets better results! Use this space number line to promote hands on learning! Practice addition, subtraction, skip counting, and more.

There are many ways to practice math and I think they are all valuable.  I like to introduce my kids to as many methods as possible so they can find at least one that resonates with them.  We use number lines, base 10, 10 frames, manipulatives, fact families, and more!  The number lines really resonate with Logi-Bear and he loves the themes.  So I’m working on more of these!

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### How to Set Up the Space Number Line

Supplies:
Laminator
Yarn/String
Dry Erase Markers

Laminator both the number line page and the little marker item (there are three options – rocket, astronaut, alien).

Hole punch two holes on either side of the number line and two holes in your marker item.

Tape the yarn on the back of the number line page and string it through the first hole.  String it through the marker item and then through the 2nd hole.  Tape again to the back.  Make sure the string is taut.

### How to Use the Space Number Line

The number line can be used for simple addition.  Simply call out the numbers or use with an existing worksheet.  Start with the rocket on the first number, hop by 1st for the second number.  Wherever the rocket lands is the answer.

There is another page for subtraction, too!

### Use the Space Number Line for Skip Counting

You can use a number line to jump from number to number.  Why not jump by multiples of 2 or 3?  You can practice skip counting with the rocket and trace it with the dry erase marker!