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Videos, worksheets, and solutions to help Grade 4 to Grade 8 students learn how to make and interpret line plots

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A Line Plot is a graph that shows the spread of data using Xs above a number. The X shows the number of times the value appears in the data set.

A short description about the interpretation of line plots

What is a line plot?

How to interpret the data?

Draw conclusions and make predictions based on the data

Learn to make and interpret a line plot

The lizard emporium pet store tracks the life span (in years) of the iguanas it sells. The data for some of the iguanas are given below. Make a line plot for the data and answer the following questions:

a) What was the most frequent life span of the iguanas that were tracked?

b) How many iguanas were tracked?

c) How many iguanas lived between 17 and 25 years?

Learn to make and interpret a line plot

Mr. Andrew's class got the following scores on a five-word spelling test. The data is given below.

a) Make a line plot of the data.

b) Which score came out most often?

c)How many students got a score of 1?

Learn about line plots and measures of central tendency

The line plot below shows the number of times per day that students drink from the water fountain at school

a) Find the mean, median and mode.

b) Which measure best describes the data?

Learn about measures of central of tendency for line plots

The line plot shows students' scores on a 20-word spelling test. Find the following landmarks for the data.

a) Range

b) Mean

c) Median

d) Mode

Line Plot: used to organize data.

outlier: an extreme data piece

cluster: a group of data

gap: a large hole in your data

Children in sixth grade were asked how many minutes they spend on homework. Below is a line plot of their answers. Find the mode, range and median.

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