What a fun way for your students to practice measuring lengths and making a line plot! All you need is a small car, ruler, a book to use as a ramp, and this math station! Students race their car down a ramp and measure the distance it traveled from the ramp. They then create a line plot of the measurements for each distance. This math station comes with a direction card to display at your math station, math talk card, example line plot, and recording worksheet. This activity is aligned with the second grade common core standard 2.MD.9. I included two line plot activities to choose from so student can use either x's or dots to plot their data.
*Update: activities and recording sheets can be used with inches or centimeters!
Common Core Standard 2.MD.9
Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole-number units.
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