Clotheslines

 

Clothesline Math has been a growing trend in mathematics education. I saw Andrew Stadel give a talk on it (back in 2015), however it was geared toward middle school and high school math. My mind, never shutting off, was pondering how to make it fit for my elementary teachers. And in my research, there aren’t many elementary clothesline cards out there.

Clotheslines become interactive number lines. Students are able to manipulate cards to show proportional reasoning, precision, equality between numbers, and magnitude. The clothesline builds students’ number sense. It’s a routine that can work from kindergarten through high school.

Did you know that the number line is mentioned in the Common Core Standards 26 times from 2nd grade through 8th grade?

Each set of cards has been designed to have equal cards as well as multiple representations. They are all PDF files. 


Number Lines Suggested Grade Levels
FDPERC Sixth
Percents (6th) Sixth
Integers (6th) Sixth
Fractions, Decimals, Percents (6th) Sixth
Decimals Fifth
Fractions (4th) Fourth
Fractions (3rd) Third
Multiplication (3rd) Third
Equivalent Fractions Second, Third
Oreo Fractions Second, Third
Time Second, Third
2nd Base ten Second, Third
Cents (Money) Second, Third
10-200 Second, Third
0-100 Second, Third
0-50 First, Second
Clothesline Number Path Kinder
Weight Kinder
Shapes Kinder
0-20(Kinder) Kinder, First
3-15(Kinder) Kinder
0-10(2nd Set) Kinder
0-10 Kinder
0-8 Tk, Kinder
0-5 Tk, Kinder
 

Create Your Own

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Fraction, Decimal, Percent


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Decimals (Hundreds Grid)


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Double 10Frame



Articles on Clothesline June 2018CL

 

Post Title Suggested Grade Levels
Cents clothesline Second
Names on a clothesline Kinder
Kinder clothesline with 6th grade Kinder, Sixth
Clotheslines for Math concepts All Grades
Clothesline Fractions Fourth, Third