Line Plot Worksheet 3rd Grade

Welcome to our Line Plot Worksheet 3rd Grade collection.

Here you will find our range of free line plot worksheets, which will help you to learn how to create and interpret line plots at a 3rd grade level.

We also have an online quiz where you can test your knowledge of line plots and get immediate feedback!

Line Plot Worksheet 3rd Grade

Common Core

  • Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch
  • Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units— whole numbers, halves, or quarters.

What is a Line Plot

A line plot is a visual way of recording data values.

In a line plot, the data is displayed as points, or check marks, above a number line.

Example Line Plot showing children's ages at a tennis club.

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The line plot above, shows the ages of a group of children playing at a tennis club.

Using a line plot, we can clearly see:

  • how the data is distributed between the ages of 6 to 11.
  • which the most and least common ages are
  • the number of children in the club by counting the check marks

One of the advantages of using a line plot, rather than a bar graph or line graph, is the speed and ease at which they can be created.

Line Plot Worksheet 3rd Grade Information

These sheets have been created for students around 3rd grade level.

All the worksheets involve creating and analysing different line plots.

In the answer sheets, we have used a 'X' symbol for the data. However a range of different symbols can be used - a common alternative is small circles.

We have split our 3rd grade line plots worksheets into two sections.

  • The first section is all about creating line plots from sets of data.
  • The second section is all about interpreting line plots.
  • There is also a separate challenge section where you need to use your problem solving skills to place the data correctly into the line plot.

Creating Line Plots Worksheets 3rd Grade

For most the of the worksheets, you need to read a scale to work out the data values which then need to be put into the line plot.

All the worksheets involve drawing a line plot. Sheet 4 also involves answering questions about the line plot.

Interpreting Line Plots Worksheets 3rd Grade

These sheets all involve answering questions about a range of line plots.

There are two line plots on each sheet to answer questions about.

Line Plots Challenges 3rd Grade

We have created a sheet for more able students who are already confident using line plots.

They are more advanced and require problem solving skills to work out.

You have to follow the clues to work out where to put the data points into the line plot.

There are two separate line plots to solve on this sheet.

Looking for some easier Line Plot Worksheets

Here is a range of free line plot worksheets for 2nd graders.

The worksheets follow a similar format to those on this page, but are at an easier level.

Using the link below will open the 2nd-grade-math-salamanders website in a new window.

Looking for some harder Line Plot Worksheets

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More 3rd Grade Statistics and Data Worksheets

On this page there are a selection of bar and picture graphs, including bar graphs with real-life data such as tree heights.

Line Plots 3rd Grade Online Quiz

Our quizzes have been created using Google Forms.

At the end of the quiz, you will get the chance to see your results by clicking 'See Score'.

This will take you to a new webpage where your results will be shown. You can print a copy of your results from this page, either as a pdf or as a paper copy.

For incorrect responses, we have added some helpful learning points to explain which answer was correct and why.

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We also collect the results from the quizzes which we use to help us to develop our resources and give us insight into future resources to create.

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We would be grateful for any feedback on our quizzes, please let us know using our Contact Us link, or use the Facebook Comments form at the bottom of the page.

This quick quiz tests your knowledge and skill at reading and interpreting line plots at a 3rd grade level.

Many of the questions on this quiz are similar to the questions on the Interpreting Line Plots worksheets.


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