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!|