Measuring Inches, Half Inches, and Quarter Inches: Collecting Data and Making Line Plots
3rd Grade• Half Day Lesson Plan
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Subject: Math, Measurement and Data
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
Skills: Measurement & Data: Whole Inches, Half Inches, Quarter Inches, Making Predictions, Gathering Data, and Line Plots
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: blank paper, pencils, blue, orange, and red crayons, colored pencils, or markers, objects found around the room for students to measure, box of crayons, document camera or whiteboard, gathered data OR data sample sheet
Printable Resources: Optional: “Exit Slips” (as an optional assessment component) (1 copy per student); Optional: “Student Rulers” (needed if students don’t have access to real rulers); Optional: “Sample Data Sheet” (1 half sheet per student if you are not using data collect from segment 2); Optional: “Ms. Smith’s Class Height Data” (1 half sheet per student –or- project for students to copy)
Lesson Plan Description
Third Grade half day of math lesson plans containing 3 separate segments (30-60 minutes each) addressing Measurement and Data: measuring inches, half inches, and quarter inches, collecting data, and creating line plots (3.MD.4). These lessons include: key vocabulary, helpful student notes for reference, guided and independent practice of concepts, measuring items around the classroom, and creating line plots.
Segment 1: students will create rulers to use that identify measurement lengths in whole, half, and quarter inches.
Segment 2: students will gather and record measurement data using whole, half, and quarter inches.
Segment 3: students will make a line plot with a horizontal scale marked off in whole number, half, or quarter units.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.