Something new in our curriculum this year due to the Common Core is creating and using “line plots”. This isn’t something I have done in the past, so I was trying to figure out some fun ways to help my students understand the concept. There are lots of great ideas out there on the internet, so I snagged one and tweaked it a little!

When we got back into our classroom from lunch today, I asked the students to take out a pencil and their ruler and to measure the pencil to the nearest 1/4 inch.

I asked them to jot the number down on a scrap of paper and then I showed them the number line foundation for the number plot. I then invited all the students to come up and move an “X” to the correct location on the line plot (The “x” is cloned…for you fellow Smartboard users).

NOT the right answer, but a cool strategy! |