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Data & Statistics

Plan your

Line Plots

lesson

Lesson Objective:

Students will be able to create, record and measure data on a line plot as well as analyze line plot data and answer questions.

Prior Knowledge

Students should be familiar with line plots.

Students should understand how a dataset can be translated into a line plot

Vocabulary

Line Plot

Data

Fractions

Compare

Analyze

Students should be comfortable working with fractions.

Activities

Differentiate your instruction by grouping your students by their needs and choose the most effective activity for each group

Increase Confidence

Challenge Your Students 

Increase Motivation

Measure That Shoe

Measure That Shoe

In this activity, as groups students measure and collect shoe size data and together create a line plot.

Collaborative Problem Solving

Ice-Cream Cones

Ice-Cream Cones

In this worksheet, students use data to make a line plot and answer corresponding questions. (Scroll and click "Make and Interpret: Easy - Ice-Cream Cones")

Structured Worksheet

Make and Interpret: Dendrology

Make and Interpret: Dendrology

In this worksheet, students use data to make a line plot and answer corresponding questions. (Scroll and click "Make and Interpret: Difficult - Dendrology")

Structured Worksheet

Classroom Heights

Classroom Heights

In this activity, students split into pairs to collect data about students' height in the classroom and together create a line plot.

Collaborative Problem Solving

Favorite Color Survey

Favorite Color Survey

In this activity, students work with their group to collect data about favorite colors and each builds their own line plot.

Collaborative Problem Solving

Creating Line Plots

Creating Line Plots

In this activity, students use an online tool to practice creating line plots using data and moving up levels if they succeed.

Virtual Learning Objects

Teacher

Tips

Look out for students that don't measure the line plot correctly, this is a common misconception.

Notice that students sometimes find it difficult to interpret data from the line plot.

Have students work together to correct each other’s work

Create Your Own Differentiated Lesson

Differentiate your instruction in just minutes by grouping your students and finding the most effective activities based on their holistic needs.

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