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Making Data Charts and Line Plots From Word Problems

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Grade 2 Measurement - 2.MD.9

What Are Common Forms of Data Charts and Line Plots? Data Charts are visually used for data representation, and they help in condensing large amounts of information into a much more manageable format. There are four main types of data are charts are also used very commonly: Bar Chart – The values are indicated through the use of bar in their corresponding measured group. These bars can be used both horizontally and vertically. Vertical charts are called column charts. When you have too many bars to plot, horizontal bars are an effective way to do it. Line Chart – Line chart is a more continuous form of data representation and shows value across different measurements. This type of chart shows the rise and fall of values more effectively. Line plots are used for collecting information using dots. It is one of the simplest ways of displaying data. Line plots are also called dot plots. Different types of plots are: Scatter Plot – a scatter plot shows values on two different axes: Y and X. They are a versatile representation of data and shows the correlation between variables Box Plot – this plot uses whiskers and boxes for summarizing the value distribution within measured groups. The whiskers or the box represent the area where the data lies. These worksheets help students learn to create their own data charts and line charts in response to word problems.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

We work on line plots, the first step in making the transition to a pictograph or bar graph.

  • Homework 1- Sherry bought 10 kg of vegetables in three days. She kept track of how many kilograms of vegetables she bought each day.
  • Homework 2- A shop sold school bags for 3 days straight. Make a line plot based on the data chart.
  • Homework 3- A sports shop sold cricket bats for 4 days straight. Make this data come to life.

Practice Worksheets

More line plot situations here for you.

  • Practice 1- Analyze the graph and write the number of blocks that are on day one.
  • Practice 2- A book shop sold the new Elite Shadow book and tracked the sales over the first four days. Make a line plot based on the data chart below.
  • Practice 3- A cell phone distributor was selling new iPhones by the case. They tracked their sales for the first 5 weeks. Make a line plot based on the data chart below.

Math Skill Quizzes

We really start to see how they are doing with this skill here.

  • Quiz 1- Jacky bought 5 chocolates in four days. He kept track of how many chocolates he bought each day. Make a line plot based on the data chart.
  • Quiz 2- Steve bought 9 burgers over three days. He kept track of how many burgers he bought each day. Make a line plot based on the data chart.
  • Quiz 3- The watch shop sold the navigator watch for 4 days straight. They tracked sales. Make a line plot based on the data chart.