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### Course: 3rd grade > Unit 14

Lesson 3: Line plots with fractions- Measuring lengths to nearest 1/4 unit
- Measure lengths to nearest 1/4 unit
- Graphing data on line plots
- Graph data on line plots
- Interpreting line plots with fractions
- Read line plots (data with fractions)
- Line plots review
- Represent and interpret data: FAQ

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# Line plots review

Review the basics of lines plots and then practice creating and reading line plots.

## What are line plots?

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**line plot**is a way to display data along a number line.*Line plots are also called dot plots.*Below is an example of a line plot showing the distance $17$ turtles traveled in an hour (we know it is $17$ turtles because there are $17$ dots on the line plot).

The $3$ dots above $21$ mean that $3$ turtles traveled a distance of $21$ meters in an hour.

*Want to learn more about line plots? Check out this video.*

## Graphing data on line plots

To graph data on a line plot, we put a dot (or an X) above each number in the data set. If a number appears twice in the data, we put two dots above that number.

For example, a graph of the data set $4,5,5,6$ would look like this:

*Want to learn more about graphing data on line plots? Check out this video.*

## Practice set 2: Graphing data on line plots

*Want to try more problems like this? Check out these exercises: Make line plots*

Graph data on line plots.

Graph data on line plots.

## Want to join the conversation?

- If making a line plot, say two of the values are 34 and 36, do I skip 35 or add it with no dots over it?(11 votes)
- You want to show that you know there are no "35s." You should show 35 on the line and show that there are no items with the value 35.(21 votes)

- Why do we need graph pictures and line plots?(2 votes)
**Picture graphs**and**line plots**are visual tools. We use them to help us understand what the numbers in the problem represent. Finding the solution becomes easier after visualizing the data.(4 votes)

- how are line plots can help us in life(0 votes)
- show me easier methods to solve these qestions(0 votes)
- An easy way to complete these questions is to simply count the amount asked in the question and that should result in a correct answer.

Hope this helps!(1 vote)