1. Draw a straight horizontal line with arrows at both ends.

2. Make small vertical markings beginning with -5 going to 0 and then to the +5 position. Try to make the distance between the vertical markings the same. The number line should go as follows: -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 at the vertical markings.

3. Plot Point W at POSITIVE 4. on the number line. (use a medium sized dot to indicate the point).

4. Point M - it's opposite would be -4 (negative 4). Plot -4 with a dot and mark it Point M.

5. Plot Point J at -2. Plot Point L at its opposite (positive 2).