This video covers the basic vocabulary necessary for describing scatter plots and the traits of linearity. For example, it goes through a few examples of positive, negative, and no correlation. Remember: two variables ARE related if they show a positive OR negative correlation. They are NOT related if there is no correlation.
Guided Note Sheet that could be put into an interactive notebook. Notes over the following data displays: Venn Diagram Histogram Scatter Plot Box-and-Whisker Plot Bar Graph Stem-and-Leaf Plot There are definitions and visual examples for each data display type.
#mathdollardeals Scatter Plots Discovery Worksheets: There are two scatter plot activities included. First, students walk through and discover the steps to construct, interpret, and model scatter plots given an example with positive correlation. Then, students apply what they discover to gather and organize data, write an equation for a trend line, and draw conclusions about the relationship in a scenario with negative correlation.
I like this idea because students can take an active role and have a voice and it gives teachers an idea of where students feel they are at. Great Idea to get student feedback on lessons. It's also a roundabout way of introducing scatter plots, too!
Math 8 Guided Interactive Math Notebook Page: Scatter Plots & Correlation Intro
This is two 8th Grade Common Core guided, color-coded notebook pages for the Interactive Math Notebook on the concept of Scatter Plots, Correlation and Trend Lines.Included in the notes are important academic vocabulary words, examples of the types of correlation, and two guided practice examples of a interpreting and applying the correlation in a situations.
This site gives a comprehensive overview of the necessary vocabulary and concepts necessary to understand scatter plots, such as independent vs. dependent variables and outliers.Note that while one of the java applets does not work, you can access some further examples by using the link in the next learning!