Reflection: Pacing Pencils, Bugs and Line Plots - Day 1 - Section 2: Concept Development


As you can hear in my reflection video, I was very ambitious thinking students would measure two object and create two line plots. I spent about 15 minutes in this lesson reviewing and discussing how to measure to the nearest quarter inch, which was definitely needed, however used the time students needed to create a second line plot.  

While it is easier for students to be handed a line plot and asked questions about the data, I have found in the past that unless students own the data and have some part in what the data is, they have far less perseverance when answering questions and analyzing data.  This was an important instructional decision I made in order to ensure my students remained active and engaged through out the entire line plot lessons. 


  Pacing: Ambitious
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Pencils, Bugs and Line Plots - Day 1

Unit 10: Measurment
Lesson 4 of 13

Objective: SWBAT measure objects to the nearest 1/4, 1/2, or 1/8 inch and create accurate line plots to display the data.

Big Idea: In this lessons, students create line plots after measuring objects to the nearest 1/8 of an inch.

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Math, Measurement, Fractions, inches, line plots
  50 minutes
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