Lesson Plan: Three-Digit Numbers on a Number Line Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to locate and represent three-digit numbers on number lines with different scales.


Students will be able to

  • model three-digit numbers on number lines with different scales,
  • count in ones, tens, or hundreds on a number line within 1,000,
  • estimate the position of a number between intervals on a number line.


Students should already be familiar with

  • the place value of numbers up to 1,000,
  • counting in hundreds, tens, and ones.


Students will not cover

  • comparing numbers using number lines.

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