Line Plots: Frogs in Flight

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Have a hopping good time teaching your class how to collect and graph data with this fun activity-based lesson series. Using the provided data taken from a frog jumping contest, children first work together creating a line plot of the information, before making origami frogs that are used to collect their own frog jumping data that is analyzed and displayed on line plot posters.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Build this lesson series into an elementary math unit on graphing
  • Display the bar graph, pictograph, line graph, and line plot examples on a math bulletin board in your classroom
  • Use the data collected in these lessons to create different kinds of graphs, comparing how well they each portray the information
Classroom Considerations

  • Instructions for creating origami frogs are not included, but can be found through a simple Google search
Pros

  • All supporting materials are included with the lesson plan including worksheets, assessments, and learning displays
  • Answer keys are included for each practice exercise
  • Each lesson offers suggestions for reteaching or extending student learning
Cons

  • None