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## 3rd grade

### Course: 3rd grade > Unit 14

Lesson 3: Line plots with fractions- Measuring lengths to nearest 1/4 unit
- Measure lengths to nearest 1/4 unit
- Graphing data on line plots
- Graph data on line plots
- Interpreting line plots with fractions
- Read line plots (data with fractions)
- Line plots review
- Represent and interpret data: FAQ

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# Line plots review

CCSS.Math:

Review the basics of lines plots and then practice creating and reading line plots.

## What are line plots?

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**line plot**is a way to display data along a number line.*Line plots are also called dot plots.*Below is an example of a line plot showing the distance 17 turtles traveled in an hour (we know it is 17 turtles because there are 17 dots on the line plot).

The 3 dots above 21 mean that 3 turtles traveled a distance of 21 meters in an hour.

*Want to learn more about line plots? Check out this video.*

## Graphing data on line plots

To graph data on a line plot, we put a dot (or an X) above each number in the data set. If a number appears twice in the data, we put two dots above that number.

For example, a graph of the data set 4, comma, 5, comma, 5, comma, 6 would look like this:

*Want to learn more about graphing data on line plots? Check out this video.*

## Practice set 2: Graphing data on line plots

*Want to try more problems like this? Check out these exercises: Make line plots*

Graph data on line plots.

Graph data on line plots.

## Want to join the conversation?

- how do you solve a line plot when it's mixed fraction.(27 votes)
- I think for this one, you would just put the dot right in the middle of the two numbers. For example, if it's 8 1/2, you'd put the dot between the 8 and the 9. Because it's not entirely 8, but not entirely 9 either. so it's right in the middle :)(2 votes)

- what the- what will we need to do with a line plot in real life?

I don't understand. :c(11 votes)- You will need a line plot to graph data.(4 votes)

- Hey SAL your teaching is the best.you make our brain’s stronger🧠💪🏻(13 votes)
- howdid I getthefirst one wrong(11 votes)
- You have to try harder of course!(4 votes)

- SAL can make brains stronger with one video. :)(10 votes)
- is there anymore of these i like these?(7 votes)
- its too hard i need help! :0 0-0(5 votes)
- you just count the dots. another way it might want you to do it, is by putting dots on the numbers listed.(3 votes)

- are line plots invented by native humans ?(3 votes)
- most likely, makes sense.(3 votes)

- how can you tell if its no half(3 votes)
- what if it is something completly different(2 votes)