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Constructing and Interpreting Dot Plots Lesson Plan
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Constructing and Interpreting Dot Plots Lesson Plan


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Grade Level Grade 6
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

Ever wondered how to teach dot plots in an engaging way to your 6th grade students? In this lesson plan, students will learn how to construct and interpret dot plots and their real-life applications. Through artistic, interactive guided notes, check for understanding, a maze worksheet, and a doodle & color by number activity, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of dot plots.

The lesson culminates with a real-life example that explores how coaches can use dot plots to monitor the performance of their athletes in a variety of ways, such as identify star performers or tracking progress over time.


Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by:
Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean) and variability (interquartile range and/or mean absolute deviation), as well as describing any overall pattern and any striking deviations from the overall pattern with reference to the context in which the data were gathered.


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