It was interesting to see their strong number sense in this activity. They became more efficient ordering the cards; as they found numbers close to the ones needed in the number line, they would place them in an approximate spot. In the following photo you can see that the numbers 1 - 6 have been found already. This child has located the numbers 9 and 10 and placed them in their corresponding spot in the number line, leaving room for the numbers 7 and 8.
The children found a system that worked to help them complete the number line quickly and accurately. Some children placed randomly chosen numbers in their approximate spots and others worked to fill in the gaps.
After checking our work by counting and tapping the numbers on the line, the children posed for a celebratory photo!