What are line plots used to show?
Line plots are charts that show data points connected by lines. They help us to see patterns in data and compare data points. Second graders can use line plots to visualize data and compare sets of data.
Line Plot: A graph that displays data by using a number line to show the frequency of data points. X-Axis: The horizontal line on a graph, also known as the independent variable. Y-Axis: The vertical line on a graph, also known as the dependent variable.
Line plots can help you compare data and find patterns over time. Line plots can also be used to measure and compare the lengths of different objects. When plotting data on a line graph, the order of the data points is important - the points must be in the same order as the data.
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Work together in pairs: Q: What is the difference between a line plot and a bar graph?
Work together in pairs: What is one advantage of using a line plot to show data?
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What is a line plot used for?
- To show data
- To draw pictures
- To play games
- To read stories
What is the shortest bar on a line plot called?
- Minimum value
- Maximum value
- Median value
- Mode value
How do you find the median on a line plot?
- Find the middle number of values and divide by two if necessary
- Find the highest number in the data set
- Add all numbers and divide by how many there are
- Subtract all numbers from one another to find an average
What are the data points on a line plot represented by?
- X's or dots
- Lines or curves
- Circles or squares
- Triangles or rectangles
What does each X (or dot) represent on a line plot?
- One piece of data that occurred at that point in time.
- The total amount of data collected
- The average amount of data collected over time.
- The mode value of collected data.