# Lesson 16

Interpret Measurement Data

### Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to create and interpret a line plot.

### Lesson Narrative

The purpose of this lesson is for students to continue to consider what numbers to use to label the tick marks as they create line plots. Students will use data presented in a table to determine the longest and shortest length and then create a line plot and interpret the data to answer questions. When working with measurements with larger numbers, students learn to set up their number line to start with the shortest length. Students also answer questions that require calculations.
• Representation
• MLR8

### Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

• Interpret data presented in a line plot.
• Represent numerical data in a line plot using an appropriate scale.

### Student Facing

• Let’s represent and make sense of data in line plots.

### Required Materials

Materials to Copy

• Line Plot Template

### Lesson Timeline

 Warm-up 10 min Activity 1 20 min Activity 2 15 min Lesson Synthesis 10 min Cool-down 5 min

### Teacher Reflection Questions

In another unit, students are introduced to the number line. They learn how to represent numbers and equations on the number line. How will their work with line plots support that learning?

### Suggested Centers

• Number Puzzles: Addition and Subtraction (1–4), Stage 4: Within 100 with Composing (Addressing)
• Target Measurements (2–5), Stage 1: Inches and Centimeters (Addressing)