Worksheet: Reading a Line Plot

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Students in a class measured their pencils and then created a line plot to show the results. View the plot and respond to the questions below.

A rhombus with 2 sides of 20 units and 2 sides are unknown

Length of Pencils in Inches

  1. There were 3 measurements of 7½ inches. Add these to the graph
  2. How many measurements are now shown on the graph altogether? 23
  3. What is the most frequently occuring measurement? 6 inches
  4. What measurements occured only twice? 4″, 4½”, 5″, and 7½”

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Related Resources

The various resources listed below are aligned to the same standard, (3MD04) taken from the CCSM (Common Core Standards For Mathematics) as the Measurement Worksheet shown above.

Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units – whole numbers, halves, or quarters.


Taking Measurements and Creating Line Plots


Similar to the above listing, the resources below are aligned to related standards in the Common Core For Mathematics that together support the following learning outcome:

Represent and interpret data