Lesson 16 Interpret Measurement Data

    • Let’s represent and make sense of data in line plots.

Warm-up Number Talk: Addition within 50

Find the value of each expression mentally.

Activity 1 The Plant Project

Use the data in this table to create a line plot.

Group B

plant heights (centimeters)

Andre

Clare

Diego

Elena

Han

Jada

Kiran

Noah

Priya

Tyler

Activity 2 Interpret Measurement Data on a Line Plot

Problem 1

Ruler measuring a plant.

The Plant Project

Answer the questions based on your line plot.

  1. What was the shortest plant height?

  2. What was the tallest plant height?

  3. What is the difference between the height of the tallest plant and the shortest plant? Write an equation to show how you know.

Problem 2

Answer the questions based on Han’s line plot.

 Line plot titled Plant Height from 22 to 32 by ones. Horizontal axis labeled length, in centimeters. Beginning at 22, the number of x’s above each increment is 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 4, 5, 2, 1, 1.
  1. Han looked at this line plot and said that the tallest plant was 29 centimeters. Do you agree with him? Why or why not?

  2. How many plants were measured in all?

  3. Write a statement based on Han’s line plot.

Practice Problem

Problem 1

The table shows the lengths of different students’ shoes in inches. Complete the line plot with the shoe length data.

Student

Shoe length in inches

Andre

7

Clare 

7

Diego

8

Elena

8

Lin

6

Mai

7

Tyler

9

Line plot from 0 to 14 by ones. Horizontal axis, Shoe lengths, in inches.