Ah, number lines. L approaches them in an assembly-like manner. Assess question, color in least number of squares, write digits in sequence.
M: “I notice that when you’re doing these exercises, you always color in the least number of squares necessary.”
L: “Yes, that’s my strategy.”
M: “Seems to work well. Looks like it’s a good strategy.”
L: “I’m a good strategy.”
Can’t argue with that.