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Using Visuals to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Number Line Concepts is a half-day, face-to-face workshop designed to help adult numeracy teachers appreciate how number lines are important visual representations, spanning levels and domains in the College and Career Ready Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE). In addition, teachers will look at student work and discuss ways to integrate number lines into the classroom.


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • All adult numeracy teachers

Number lines are an important visual representation of foundational number concepts. They show up at every level and across mathematical domains. In this half-day, face-to-face workshop, we will look at how number lines can help students develop these basic concepts and how they can be applied to real world, career, and mathematical contexts. You will have the opportunity to examine and discuss student work and explore number line activities that could be used in the classroom.

  • May 11, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (half-day, face-to-face)

To receive a certificate of completion, participants must attend the face-to-face-session. For more information, please contact Mollie Behan ( 

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the math concepts associated with number lines
  • Give examples of how number lines can be used to develop number and operation sense
  • Find relevant applications for number lines in measurement
  • Connect basic number line concepts to coordinate planes and axes
  • Appreciate number lines as a visual representation that spans mathematical domains and levels
05/11/2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
2067 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
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Topic Area: 
ABE/Adult Education
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy
PDP Eligible: 
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