Everything you need to teach Fraction Line Plots. Slides to guide the teacher through the lessons, accompanying student work sheets, a post-test, and answer key.
Students will evaluate ready-made fraction line plot graphs as well as learn how to make their own from a given set of fraction data.
Common Core Standard
5.MD.B.2 - Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Use operations on fractions for this grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots. For example, given different measurements of liquid in identical beakers, find the amount of liquid each beaker would contain if the total amount in all the beakers were redistributed equally..
- Data Analysis Vocabulary Slide
- 7 Interpreting Data Graphs (35 slides)
- 3 Charts for Creating Graphs (10 slides)
- 9 Student Sheets
- Answer Key
For each set of problems you plan to use, print an appropriate number of student sheets.
Suggestions for Using this Product
This product provides enough material to comprehensively teach the standard. I usually take 1-2 weeks to teach the material depending on the level and abilities of my current group of students.
The first set of slides can be used to introduce/review the concept of solving line plot problems. A level of difficulty is removed by having the students work solely with whole numbers for this first set. This set is intended to be used for whole-group instruction, so no student sheet is included.
Following, you will find 6 pre-made graphs with sets of problems, each centering around a different set of fraction data. The slides can be used by the teacher to guide the students through the problems.
I have marked the approximate level of difficulty for each graph and set of problems in the table of contents. This can be used to guide your instruction, or as a key for differentiation if you are using this for independent work.
Finally, there are 3 frequency tables provided from which students can create their own graphs as well as prompts to have the students generate questions based on the graphs they have made. There is no answer key or student sheet. Have students create these on blank paper or graph paper based on what is most appropriate for your students.
A post-test is also available for student assessment.