Interpreting Data
Creating a Line Plot
Vocabulary
Adding and Subtracting with a Line Plot
Measuring
100

What day had the most cars sold?

Friday

100

Use the data to create a line plot.

Student drawn line plots

100

What is the title of a line plot and why is it important?

The title is the name of the line plot usually found above the plot. It tells you what the data is about.

100

How many student towers measured 8, 9, and 10 inches?

4 + 1 + 2 = 7

100

2 3/4 inches

200

How many teachers have a hand span of 7 inches?

3 teachers

200

Plot the data for number of books in desks on your whiteboard:

5,0,2,4,3,4,5,5,5,4,3,3,5,2,2,2,5,5,4,4

200

Which operation means "altogether"?

200

How many more students had 12 inch towers than 20 inch towers?

6 students had 12 inch towers.

3 students had 20 inch towers.

6-3= 3

3 more students had 12 inch towers than 20 inch towers.

200

What does the tool measure to the nearest half inch?

3 1/2 in

300

Look at the following line plot. How many group members had pencils measuring 13 and 14 centimeters?

2 measured 13cm.

2 measured 14cm.

So, 2+2= 4 members

300

What is missing in this line plot?

The title and the label of what the numbers are.

**ALWAYS LABEL AND TITLE YOUR LINE PLOTS**

300

When we find the "difference" between numbers, what operation do we use?

subtraction

300

How many classrooms were at 50 or less?

15

300

What does the paper clip measure?

1 1/4 in

400

Look at the following line plot. How many students saw less than 10 butterflies?

10 students

400

What is the measurement that has only 1 x?

one-sixth

400

"Sum" means what?

400

How many carpets are in this survey?

18

400

What does the pencil measure?

2 1/4 in

500

Look at the following line plot. How many more six year olds are in afterschool care than ten year olds?

4 more

500

Create a line plot on whiteboard with the following data: Don't forget ALL the labels!

48 in.          46 in.

42 in           48 in.

43 in.          42 in.

49 in.          41 in.

Student drawn line plots.

500

"There are 10 ladybugs in the garden. There are 7 bees in the garden. How many more lady bugs are there than bees?"

In this story problem, "how many more" means you need to use what operation?

How many more ____ than ____ is a comparison. In story problems, it usually means to subtract.

500

What is the most candy bars students had?

8 candy bars

500

What does the comb measure?

5 3/4 in