Lesson

Being able to locate numbers on a number line can help us in this lesson.

Plot 3 on the number line below.

Worked Solution

Idea summary

We can plot an integer on the number line by drawing a point on the line above that integer.

Let's see how to make a timeline of our school day.

Which of the following timelines is correctly scaled?

A

B

C

Worked Solution

Idea summary

Timelines should be scaled so that each tick goes up by the same amount of time.

Each tick could go up by a certain number of years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes or seconds.

We can also read a timeline to learn about things happening at different times of the day.

Consider the following timeline.

a

What is the scale of the timeline?

A

20 years

B

30 years

C

10 years

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b

Susana's birthday is in the year 1980, which point is it on the timeline?

A

A

B

B

C

C

Worked Solution

Idea summary

When we make, or read, a timeline, we need to know if it's using 12 or 24 hour time, and digital or analogue.