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Lesson 5: Showing Patterns on Number Lines and Grids

Use these interactive activities to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about showing patterns on number lines and grids. Students can try these activities on their own or in pairs.


Show a pattern in a way that can help you solve a problem.

Builds Upon

Student Book pages 14–15

Instructions for Use

Numberlines allows students to manipulate a number line to show and complete increasing patterns.


Click and drag the coloured boxes with question marks inside overtop of numbers on the number line to create a pattern. Then select “Random 1-10,” “Random 11-20,” “Random 21-100,” “1’s,” “10’s,” or “100’s” to view different increasing patterns on the number line. If boxes are left overtop the number line, try to figure out the hidden numbers using a pattern rule. Then, check your guesses by moving the boxes off of the number line. You can also click on “Make a Line” to choose your own starting number and increment (number to increase the pattern by), and “Clear Line” to erase your number line.