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Lesson 3: Line plots

# Making picture graphs and line plots

To create a line plot, ​first create a number line that includes all the values in the data set. Next, place an X (or dot) above each data value on the number line. If a value occurs more than once in a data set, place an Xs over that number for each time it occurs.

## Want to join the conversation?

• why do we use picture graphs
• I think we use picture graphs to make the understanding better. It is a great way to visualize the math problem and be able to answer it much more easier
• How do you know what number is first in a line plot and what number is last in a line plot
• the first number will be the smallest number related to the problem while the last number will be the largest one related to the problem.
• are line plots a tipe of number line 'cause it kinda looks like it
• Yeah, you use a number line as a base for a line plot. In the future you will learn that there are other ways to use a number line.