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Teaching 4.MD.B.4 – Make a Line Plot to Display a Data Set of Measurements in Fractions of a Unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8)


line-plotsMeasurement & Data – 4th Grade

Represent and interpret 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.

Teacher Notes
Line plots are a way to display a set of data so we can organize and interpret the data.  Fractions are used to express measurements that fall between whole numbers.

Student Knowledge Goals

I can add fractions using information presented in line plots.
I can subtract fractions using information presented in line plots.
I can measure objects to 1/8 of a unit.
I know how to make a line plot.
I can represent a data set on a line plot.
I can add and subtract fractions based on the information represented on the line plot.


fraction (1/2, 1/4, 1/8)
line plot

Engage NY Module 5 E-28 – Solve word problems with line plots.
Line Plots

Student Video Lessons
Learn Zillion – Create line plots to display data and use line plots to solve problems
Study Jams – Line Plots

Online Problems and Assessments
Khan Academy – Questions and Video Lessons
Interpret line plots
Create line plots

Online Games
Line Plots

Line Plots
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Assessment Task 5

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