# Lesson 13 Fractional Measurements on Line Plots

Let’s create line plots and analyze the data.

## Warm-up Notice and Wonder: Which Ruler?

What do you notice? What do you wonder?

## Activity 1 Measure to the Nearest and Inch

Your teacher will give your group a set of colored pencils.

Work with your group to measure each colored pencil to the nearest

inch. Check each other’s measurements. Record each measurement in the table. group members

pencil length (inches)

Create a line plot to represent the data your group collected.

Work with your group to measure each colored pencil to the nearest

inch. Check one another’s measurements. Record each measurement in the table.

group members

pencil length (inches)

Create a line plot to represent your new data.

How was measuring to the nearest

inch different from measuring to the nearest inch?

## Activity 2 Colored-pencil Measurements

## Problem 1

Andre’s class measured the length of some colored pencils to the nearest

Plot the colored-pencil data on the line plot.

Which colored-pencil length is the most common in the data set?

Write 2 new questions that could be answered using the line plot data.

## Problem 2

Next, Andre’s class measured their colored pencils to the nearest

Plot the colored-pencil data on the line plot.

Which colored-pencil length is the most common in the line plot?

Why did some colored-pencil lengths change on this line plot?

What is the difference between the length of the longest colored pencil and the shortest colored pencil? Show your reasoning.

## Activity 3 Noah’s Colored Pencils

## Problem 1

The line plot shows the data Noah collected on a set of colored pencils.

Use the line plot to tell if each of the following statements is true or false. Be prepared to explain or show how you know. For each false statement, correct it so that it is true.

Noah measured the colored pencils to the nearest

inch. There are five pencils that are

inches long. The shortest pencil is

inches long. The three longest pencils are exactly 5 inches longer than the shortest one.

If Noah removed the shortest pencil from the collection, the difference between the longest and shortest pencils would be 3 inches.

## Problem 2

If you have time… Noah wants to create a collection of at least 10 pencils where the difference between the longest and shortest colored pencils is no more than

Is that possible? If so, which pencils should he remove from his collection?