Lesson plan

10. Use data from a line plot to solve real-world problems (A)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.B.2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/5/MD/B/2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP2
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Lesson objective: Solve problems using data from a line plot.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of  interpreting data to a real-life situation. Students are asked to interpret the given data and distribute it evenly.

Key Concept students will use: 

  • Different ways data are organized helps us answer different types of questions.

Skills students will use:

  • Create a line plot with fractions of a unit  (Grade 4, Unit 9)
  • Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with information from line plots (Grade 4, Unit 9)
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division of fractions 

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 2 (Reason abstractly and quantitatively) as they create a line plot to see what the data look like, make predictions, and decide how to solve a real life problem.

Key vocabulary: 

  • data
  • line plot
  • prediction