# What is a line plot 3rd grade?

## What is a line plot 3rd grade?

A line plot is a graph that shows the frequency of data using a number line.

**What is an example of a line plot?**

A line plot is a way to display data along a number line. Below is an example of a line plot showing the distance 17 turtles traveled in an hour (we know it is 17 turtles because there are 17 dots on the line plot). The 3 dots above 21 mean that 3 turtles traveled a distance of 21 meters in an hour.

**How do you complete a line plot?**

To create a line plot, first create a number line that includes all the values in the data set. Next, place an X (or dot) above each data value on the number line. If a value occurs more than once in a data set, place an Xs over that number for each time it occurs.

### When would you use a line plot?

A line plot is a graph that shows frequency of data along a number line. It is best to use a line plot when comparing fewer than 25 numbers. It is a quick, simple way to organize data.

**What is a line plot best used for?**

Line graphs are used to track changes over short and long periods of time. When smaller changes exist, line graphs are better to use than bar graphs. Line graphs can also be used to compare changes over the same period of time for more than one group.

**Can you skip numbers on a line plot?**

The beginning steps to make a dot plot are presented, and students are asked to complete the plot. Students may also skip numbers if there is a large gap between values that appear in the data set.

#### What does a line plot tell you?

**What is the difference between a line plot and a dot plot?**

They are the same thing! Line plots and dot plots show how data values are distributed along a number line: Line plots are introduced in Grade 2, and they (or dot plots) are mentioned specifically in all grade bands in the Common Core Math Standards, except Grade 8.