Lesson plan

Measure and represent objects to the nearest whole, half, and quarter inch by using a ruler and line plot

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.B.4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/3/MD/B/4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.2b http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/3/NF/A/2/b
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP5

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Big Ideas: Rulers can be used to precisely measure the lengths of objects to the nearest whole, half, or quarter of an inch. A line plot can be used to organize, display, and analyze data. This lesson builds upon students' knowledge of fractions by focusing on representing ruler measurements.The task requires students to demonstrate their critical thinking skills by having them use measurements to analyze the accuracy of a line plot. This lesson particularly focuses on whole, half, or quarter inch measurements greater than one inch. Students will be expected to analyze measurements and determine if the data on a line plot accurately represents the data. This builds toward students' ability to use rulers to measure objects to the nearest eighth of an inch. Vocabulary: quarter, inch, plot, data, scale Special Materials: Students should have access to the following materials for this lesson: Rulers