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Make Number Lines in PowerPoint in Just 60 Seconds

Updated: Jul 17, 2020


how to make a number line kids at home microsoft powerpoint online easy instructions video tutorial

In my last post about how to teach addition to young kids at home, I suggested several hands-on activities including online and offline options for kids to be able to practise new addition skills. One idea was for kids to make their own number line online to help them to understand addition and use it to solve addition problems.


In this post, I'm going to show you how to make a number line in PowerPoint. I learned how to do this whilst looking into how parents can help kids with addition at home and thought I'd share it so that you and even your kids can learn to make your own digital number lines online. This number line is so quick and easy to make that after a few practises, I managed to make one in just one minute.


Anyone can make this number line using the following step by step instructions. If you'd rather watch my video tutorial on how to make a simple number line on PowerPoint just click here, or scroll to the bottom of this post 🙃


FREE DOWNLOAD: you can download the number lines template that I made on PowerPoint for free by clicking here!



Step by Step Instructions: How to Make a Number Line in PowerPoint


how to make a number line kids at home microsoft powerpoint online easy instructions video tutorial

First, right-click on an existing slide and click on New Slide.



how to make a number line kids at home microsoft powerpoint online easy instructions video tutorial

Either select everything by drawing a box around the items or with the keyboard shortcut CTRL+A or Command+A. Then press the delete key or the backspace key on Mac.



how to make a number line kids at home microsoft powerpoint online easy instructions video tutorial

Click on Insert and then Table and highlight a table 9 cells wide by 1 cell tall and click to insert it into the slide.



how to make a number line kids at home microsoft powerpoint online easy instructions video tutorial

Click on your new table to highlight it and then click on the table design style presets drop down and choose the one with the plain white background and the black borders.



how to make a number line kids at home microsoft powerpoint online easy instructions video tutorial

Now stretch the table to the length you would like your timeline to be by clicking on it and dragging the middle handle on the end towards the edge of the slide.



how to make a number line kids at home microsoft powerpoint online easy instructions video tutorial

Click on Insert in the menu and then click on the Shapes drop-down and choose the Rectangle.



how to make a number line kids at home microsoft powerpoint online easy instructions video tutorial

Move your new shape up so that it covers the bottom half of your table by clicking on it and dragging it to reposition it.