# Center

Creating Line Plots (2–5)

## Stage 1: Inches and Centimeters

### Narrative

Students measure up to eight objects to the nearest centimeter or inch. They work with a partner to create a line plot to represent their measurement data. Then they ask their partner two questions that can be answered based on their line plot.

Variation:

If students completed the Estimate and Measure Center, they may choose to use their length measurements to represent on the line plot.

Gather or identify objects of various lengths (pencils, markers, books, glue, scissors, shoe, tape dispenser, side of desk, length of bulletin board).

## Stage 2: Quarter Inches

### Narrative

Students measure up to eight objects to the nearest quarter inch. They work with a partner to create a line plot to represent their measurement data. Then, they ask their partner two questions that can be answered based on the data in their line plot.

Variation:

If students completed the Estimate and Measure Center, they may choose to use their length measurements to represent on the line plot.

Gather or identify objects of various lengths (pencils, markers, books, glue, scissors, shoe, tape dispenser, side of desk, length of bulletin board).

## Stage 3: Eighth Inches, Add and Subtract

### Narrative

Students measure up to eight objects to the nearest $$\frac{1}{8}$$ inch. They work with a partner to create a line plot to represent their measurement data. Then, they ask their partner two questions that can be answered based on the data in their line plot that uses addition or subtraction.

Variation:

If students completed the Estimate and Measure Center, they may choose to use their length measurements to represent on the line plot.

Students measure up to eight objects to the nearest $$\frac{1}{8}$$ inch. They work with a partner to create a line plot to represent their measurement data. Then, they ask their partner two questions that can be answered based on the data in their line plot that uses addition, subtraction, or multiplication.