EASY PEASY LINE PLOTS
I will give instructions and model how to use the link for creating the line plot. The purpose is to grab the students attention as they will see that they are playing a game not totally realizing that they are actually creating a line plot. (The usual reaction is that's it! Oh that was easy!)
Students will access the link and begin to play the game and create their own line plot and analyze the data.
2 Direct Instruction
Play the video on creating line plots and stop at various intervals for student questions. In this lesson students will collect data on how many siblings students have within the classroom.
This is a whole class activity as students will need to answer how many siblings each person within the classroom. They are given a line graph that they will use to plot the results of the poll.
3 Guided Practice
I will instruct and guide the students that they will be taking a poll on how many siblings that they have. In addition students will learn how to determine how to use which numbers for their line plot
The results of the poll will be viewed on the Smartboard and the students will take the information and work collaboratively to create the line plots on a graph that I provide to the them.
4 Independent Practice
Students will be instructed to create their own poll/survey and then collect the data to be plotted.
Upon completion students will share their final line plots. (Use of Elmo). Students will be responsible for explaining their graph and their findings.
Students will collect the data from their polls/survey. They will create line plots based on their data collection and analyze the results. Students will be given an outline of a line plot.
5 WRAP UP
Students will be given a line plot sheet which is already populated with data.
Exit slips provided for students to assess understanding and if further re-teaching is necessary.
Students will analyze the sheet given and identify all the elements of a line plot from the lesson ( i.e. title, purpose, data) . In addition students will answer the guided questions associated with the data to ensure correct interpretation.
Key Standards Supported
Measurement And Data
Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using information presented in line plots. For example, from a line plot find and interpret the difference in length between the longest and shortest specimens in an insect collection.