Looking for a fun interactive teaching idea for measuring in quarter inches and graphing on a line plot? Well look no further as Graphing Line Plots with Measurements to the Nearest Quarter Inch Puzzles, for CCSS 3.MD.4, will serve as an exciting lesson plan for 3rd grade elementary school classrooms. This is a great resource to incorporate into your unit as a guided math center rotation, review game exercise, small group work, morning work, remediation, intervention or rti. It can also be used as a quiz, drill, test, or assessment tool to help determine student mastery of the learning target. Whether a student is homeschooled or given this as a homework assignment, kids will also love working on these at home to improve their skills.
This puzzle set includes 24 colorful jigsaw puzzles, a line plot worksheet, answer key, and an optional station instruction page with an example. These come as pdf printable sheets that can be printed on card stock and laminated for long-term use. As a suggestion, store them in a sealable gallon storage bag and place them in a tub or bin for students to use throughout the year for enrichment when they finish early. Another idea, for a project, is students can glue the completed puzzles into a notebook or journal as a reference sheet. They can also be glued on a poster for displaying on a bulletin board or as a wall anchor chart.
It covers using a ruler to measure to the nearest quarter inch and graphing the data on a line plot. By matching the puzzle pieces to solve the problems, students can gain confidence in an important and sometimes challenging skill. Your 3rd graders will love to practice and learn to develop strategies about reading a ruler for measuring.
I hope you download and enjoy this engaging hands-on manipulative measurement activity with a ruler with your students!
Relevant Grade 3 Common Core Standard 3.MD.B.4
Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units— whole numbers, halves, or quarters.
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