Year 5

Year 5

# Reading Scales on a Line Graph

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. In this lesson, we will be learning how to accurately read a line graph to obtain the correct information. We will also be looking how a different scale on the y-axis can change appearance of the data line.

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## Starter quiz

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### 5 Questions

Q1.
On a line graph measuring the temperature of a city between 6AM and 6PM, a line gradually going down (decreasing) would indicate which of the following things?
That it has started to rain heavily
The temperature has remained the same
The temperature is gradually getting warmer
Q2.
On a line graph measuring the distance travelled by a person in a car, a flat line could suggest which of the following statements?
Correct answer: The car has a flat tyre
The car has increased its speed during the journey
The car has turned around and is heading home
The car is driving slowly in a 20mph zone
Q3.
On a line graph measuring temperatures of a city, what would you usually expect to see the data line to be doing during the hours of 6AM and 12PM?
Go up and down repeatedly like a wiggly line
Stay flat across this time interval
Q4.
Look carefully at the line graph. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
The highest temperature of the day was recorded at 3PM
Correct answer: The temperature at midnight was the coldest time of the day
The temperature decreased most rapidly between 3PM and 6PM
The temperature recorded at 9AM and 6PM was the same
Q5.
The Line Graph below recorded the average temperature of a country across a 12 month period. However, unfortunately the title has been rubbed out. Looking at the data, can you identify which country the data could represent?
Finland
Greenland
Iceland

## Exit quiz

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### 4 Questions

Q1.
When interpreting line graphs, using which two types of lines can help us accurately read the scales?
Diagonal lines and Perpendicular Lines
Correct answer: Parallel lines and Perpendicular Lines
Perpendicular lines and Straight Lines
Straight lines and Parallel Lines
Q2.
When measuring the altitude of an aeroplane flight, which unit of measure should we use?
Centimetres
Kilometres