Line Plots with Fractions - A Free Digital Resource

Students review measuring to the nearest inch, half-inch, and quarter-inch using this interactive PowerPoint math activity.  Student then plot the measurements on a line plot. A free student worksheet is also included in this resource.

Line plots....

They can can be so challenging for students. Students often get confused by what information they are supposed to be looking at. Do they look at the X's? Do they look at the numbers? Is the question asking them to include just one column of X's or more than one column? 

Read the line plot, BEFORE you read the question. That's what I tell my students. First, you need to:
  • Read the title.
  • Look at the numbers.
  • Ask yourself: What do the x's represent?
After they read the line plot, students need to verbalize what information they learn from the line plot. "So, this line plot is telling me that 4 students have a pencil that is 5 1/2 inches long. No one has a pencils that is 5 inches long."

What if they need to create the number line?

This is what third graders are expected to do. The standard (3.MD.4) expects students to:
  • measure various items to the nearest whole, half, or quarter inch
  • organize the measurements on a line plot

That is a lot of steps.

I've created a free PointPoint activity that you can use with your students to go over the process of creating a line plot. It comes with a printable, so students can follow along with you as you introduce the process. I even added a little bit of fun to it. Check out the video below to see a preview of the free download.

Interactive, Digital Number Lines

If your students are taking assessments online, they need plenty of practice with interactive number lines. In the resource below, students will:
  • use a ruler to measure items to the nearest whole, half, or quarter inch
  • makes copies of an X to create a line plot
  • use the line plot to answer questions
Below is a video of the resource in action.

Click the picture below to download the free resources.

Need more number line resources?

Here are some of my favorite resources for grades 3-5.