Have your students graph and interpret data in line plots with these fun centre interactive activities. Students will work with fractions of a unit and whole numbers to collate and display data using interactive materials like visual cards, dice, spinners, candy, coins and other real-life data.


  • 13 Centre Activities (colour and blackline): for each centre activity students will follow the instructions on a task card to plot data on a line plot and interpret data plotted on a response sheet; 1 poster defining line plots; centre checklist

  • Eight page booklet (4 sheets) that require students to plot and interpret data in each problem: instructions to photocopy back to back and compile included.

  • Vocabulary/ mathematical terminology cards display

  • Line Plot Poster/Anchor Chart

  • Centre Checklist

The line plot centre activities are:

  1. Lucky Number Roll Line Plot
    This is a basic starter activity. A six-sided dice is rolled 15 times and numbers recorded on a line plot. Students work
    with response sheets and a task card to interpret data collected and recorded.

  2. Pizza Party Line Plot
    This activity involves working with fractions of a unit to solve addition and subtraction problems. A scenario task sheet,
    fraction cards and response sheet target recording and plotting of data on a Line Plot.

  3. Spin to Win Line Plot
    A spinner denoting fractions of a unit is spun 15 times and data collected is recorded on a Line Plot. A task card features
    interpreting data on the Line Plot and solving problems relating to addition and subtraction.

  4. Fraction Cube Roll
    Students make their own fraction cube from a given template and roll it 10 times. Data is recorded on a Line Plot. A task
    card is used to interpret data collected and recorded.

  5. Growing Up Line Plot
    Growth chart task cards are used to solve the problem outlined in the scenario sheet. Data is collected from each task
    card and recorded on a Line Plot. Students solve problems relating to addition and subtraction of fractions of a unit
    outlined in task sheet.

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Created: May 11, 2017

Updated: Dec 6, 2019

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