# What Is a Number Line Plot? Graphs are a simple way to display and draw conclusions about data. A "number line plot" provides a quick snapshot of trends in the data. Thiat type of graph can be used by children and adults for the information collected through informal and formal surveys and research.

## Facts

A number line plot is a graph that displays the frequency a number occurs in a set of data. Dot plot is another name for a number line plot. The graph can be used to find the mean (average), median (middle number when ordered least to greatest), range (the difference between the largest and least number), and mode (most frequently occurring number in a set of data).

## Features

Number line plots consist of a horizontal line, also called the x-axis, with equal intervals labeled with values. The graph should also have Xs or dots to represent the frequency that a number, or the numbers in an interval, occur. Data is represented on the axis as stacks of those Xs or dots. A title and label on the x-axis are necessary for the reader to understand the graph's purpose.