Lesson 14
Representing Fractions on a Line Plot
Lesson Purpose
Lesson Narrative
In this lesson, students use fraction arithmetic to solve problems about line plots. Students make line plots by generating data and using given data and then they solve problems about the line plots. Students have worked with these line plots in a previous course. The new part of the work in this lesson and the next is the level of complexity of the questions they answer. In this lesson they perform arithmetic with the fractions and answer questions that involve thinking about all the data as a whole and certain measurements as a fraction of that whole (MP2).
 Engagement
 MLR8
Learning Goals
Teacher Facing
 Create line plots and use the information to solve problems.
Student Facing
 Let’s make a line plot and analyze the data we collect.
Required Materials
Materials to Gather
Required Preparation
Activity 1:
 Each group of 2 needs 1 paper clip and one pencil.
Lesson Timeline
Warmup  10 min 
Activity 1  15 min 
Activity 2  20 min 
Lesson Synthesis  10 min 
Cooldown  5 min 
Teacher Reflection Questions
Suggested Centers
 Creating Line Plots (2–5), Stage 4: Eighth Inches, Add, Subtract, and Multiply (Addressing)
 Rectangle Rumble (3–5), Stage 4: Whole Number and Fraction Factors (Supporting)
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