Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 15 - 20 mins

Topic: The Number System

Grade Level: 6

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: In this lesson, students will provide clues to the location of a mystery rational number on the number line.

Know Before You Start: This lesson would serve as a great quiz assessment for the understanding of rational numbers on a number line.


  • Have students find the mystery number in the sample comic.
  • Have students share their own mystery numbers with the class by giving clues.


  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a three-panel "Mystery Number" comic.
  • In the comic, they will present clues about the location of a mystery number on the number line:
    • Panel 1: Clues about the number
    • Panel 2: What is my mystery number
    • Panel 3: My mystery number is ___


  • Have students share their comics with a partner and try to guess their partner’s mystery number.


  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
  • Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
  • Provide a number line with negative numbers.
  • Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.
  • Provide sentence frames for clues.


  • Comic to print or display

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