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).
- Create line plots and use the information to solve problems.
- Let’s make a line plot and analyze the data we collect.
- Each group of 2 needs 1 paper clip and one pencil.
|Activity 1||15 min|
|Activity 2||20 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
- 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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