In this learning activity, students will use a quality task to measure the lengths of toy cars to the nearest quarter of an inch and record their data in a chart. The class will use this data to create a line plot of the lengths of the toy cars.
This activity should be used as extra practice or an assessment after students have already been introduced to measuring with a ruler and line plots. In this learning activity, students will measure the lengths of pencils to the nearest half-inch and record the data on a line plot.
In this learning activity, students will be able to measure common classroom items to practice measuring to the nearest 1/2 and 1/4 inches. Students will use this skill in future activities to collect data to the nearest 1/2 and 1/4 inch for line plots. This activity is an introductory activity to measurement and data that allows students to practice a needed skill to master the standard.