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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5 Questions

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
Correct answer: The temperature is gradually getting cooler
The temperature is gradually getting warmer
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
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
Gradually decrease
Correct answer: Gradually increase
Stay flat across this time interval
Look carefully at the line graph. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
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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
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?
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Correct answer: Ireland

4 Questions

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
When measuring the altitude of an aeroplane flight, which unit of measure should we use?
Correct answer: Metres
Today we discussed the importance of estimating to provide us with an approximate answer. Which sentence best describe the word 'estimating'.
Finding out the exact answer by using different methods
To be lazy in your calculations
To have a lucky guess
Correct answer: To make a rough calculation based on the information provided
Now let's test your attention to detail! Which of the following cities DID NOT host an Olympic Games between 1988 and 2016?
Correct answer: Istanbul