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- Jacksonville, FL
Scatter Plot Teacher Resources
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Students explore the concept of transformations. For this transformations lesson, students enter data into lists and make a scatter plot of points. Students use lists to transform the data points by shifting the points, left and right, or up and down. Students also enlarge and shrink the data points.
Here are a set of graphing lessons that have a real-world business focus. Math skills include creating a scatter plot or line graph, fitting a line to a scatter plot, and making predictions. These lessons are aimed at an algebra 1 level but can be adapted either for middle school or higher levels.
Students create a scatter plot for bivariate data and find the trend line to describe the correlation for the sports teams. In this scatter plot instructional activity, students analyze data, make predictions,and use observations about sports data using a scatter plot to find the line of best fit. Students explore a website and worksheets to complete the project. Students also write an essay and complete a quiz for assessment.
High schoolers investigate area and perimeter of various shapes. In this area and perimeter of various shapes instructional activity, students record how area of shapes change when a dimension is doubled, halved, quartered, etc. High schoolers make scatter plots of radii v. circumference and radii v. area. Students discuss why the graphs have a linear or quadratic shape. High schoolers make similar graphs for various shapes such as squares and triangles.
Young mathematicians explore the concept of maximizing area and minimizing perimeter in this TI-Nspire lesson. This lesson is broken up into two parts. In the first, one tries to maximize the area while keeping the perimeter constant. In the second, one tries to minimize the perimeter with a fixed area. A scatter plot is used to analyze data.