Lesson 15 Problem Solving with Line Plots
Let’s solve problems using a line plot.
Warm-up Number Talk: Multiply by 18
Find the value of each expression mentally.
Activity 1 Info Gap: Picking Fruit
Your teacher will give you either a problem card or a data card. Do not show or read your card to your partner.
Pause here so your teacher can review your work.
Ask your teacher for a new set of cards and repeat the activity, trading roles with your partner.
Activity 2 Mathematical Questions
This line plot shows the weights of some apricots that Mai picked.
What fraction of the apricots weigh less than
ounces? Explain or show your reasoning.
Write a multiplication equation that represents the total weight of the apricots that each weigh
Do all of Mai’s apricots together weigh more or less than a pound? Explain or show your reasoning.
Han is making a line plot of the seedlings his class grew. This is what he has done so far.
Use this information to complete the line plot. Explain or show your reasoning.
There are 15 seedlings altogether.
The tallest seedling is
taller than the shortest seedling.
There are 3 seedlings of the shortest height.