Number Lines Worksheets
Counting by ones

Welcome to the 2nd Grade Math Salamanders Free Number Lines Worksheets page.

Here you will find our selection of free number line sheets to help your child learn to count on and back by ones up to 1000.

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Counting and Place Value

Counting is one of the very first skills young children learn to do in their math journey.

When children first learn to count, they learn the number sequence, usually up to ten, but without an understanding of what the numbers mean.

Next, they learn to count objects and numbers of things that are in front of them and learn 1:1 correspondence when counting.

During this stage children are still learning their number sequence, and that numbers continue past 10. They learn to count up to higher numbers like 20 or 30. Eventually, they manage to learn to count up to 100, and that numbers up to 100 can be split up into tens and ones. Their Place Value learning has begun!

At a higher level, children know their place value up to 1000. They can count accurately by 1s, 10s and 100s from different starting points, and can split numbers up into hundreds, tens and ones.

By the end of 2nd grade, most children should be able to:

  • read, write, compare and order numbers up to 1000.
  • count by 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s, 100s for at least 25 terms;
  • count on or back by 1s, 10s and 100s from a range of starting points (up to 1000);
  • identify the number of 1s, 10s or 100s in a 3 digit number, and say what the value of each digit is;
  • write 3 digit numbers in expanded form, e.g. 375 = 300 + 70 + 5;
  • take a number written in expanded form and work out its value, e.g. 700 + 20 + 4 = 724;

Number Lines - Counting by ones

The following worksheets involve learning to place missing numbers correctly on number lines.

This series of worksheets involves completing the missing numbers on the number lines, and working out the values of points on the number line.

They involve counting by ones up to 100, 200 or 1000 and placing the numbers correctly on the number lines.

An answer sheet is available for each worksheet provided.

The worksheets within each section are carefully graded, allowing you to introduce concepts at an easier level before introducing harder work.

Using the sheets in this section will help your child to:

  • learn to count on and back by ones up to 1000;
  • learn to fill in missing number line numbers.

All the sheets in this section will help your child to develop their confidence counting on and back up to 1000.

Number Lines to 100 - Counting by ones

Number Lines Worksheets to 200 - Counting by ones

Number Lines Worksheets to 1000 - Counting by ones

Looking for something easier?

The number line worksheets on this page involve numbers up to 20 using integers only.

Looking for something a little harder?

These worksheets are at a slightly harder level than those on this page.

They involve learning to use number lines with tens up to 1000 and with halves up to 10.

The activities are similar to those on this page.

More recommended Math resources

Here are some of our other related resources you might want to look at.

Measuring Length Worksheets

The sheets here are all about using a ruler to measure lengths accurately and also using the ruler as a scale.

The learning focus is on reading scales going up in halves.

Reading and Writing 3 Digit Numbers

The worksheets in this section are all about reading and writing a range of 3 digit numbers.

Using the sheets in this section will help your child to:

  • Read and write 3 digit numbers;
  • Compare 3 digit numbers.

These place value sheets will help your child to become more confident handling 3 digit numbers.

Number Square Resources

In this section there are a range of printable 100 square sheets to help you child with their counting to 100.

These sheets can be a great way of getting children familiar with numbers to 100 and also counting on and back quickly in 10s.

The Number Square Worksheets are at an easier level to complete than the Number Square Puzzles.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • become more familiar with numbers to 100;
  • count on and back quickly in 1s and 10s
  • develop a visual model for numbers to 100.

There are a range of 100 square sheets including different orientations of the 100 grid.


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White is the easiest level for children at their early stages in 2nd grade.


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