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Organize your data on a graph. Use the data, pair them up as coordinate pairs, then graph them, resulting in a scatter plot. But how, you ask? Watch this tutorial to learn the step-by-step process needed to draw a scatter plot and determine the data has a correlation.
You can use a scatter plot to determine if there is a positive, negative, or no correlation between the given data. After graphing data you need to find a line of fit, a line that best represents the data you've graphed. It will be the line of slope you'll look at to determine the correlation.
Scatter plots refer to a graph of given data. Scatter plots offer a way to look at information and allows the observer to analyze and interpret possible meanings and trends of the given data. Predictions can often be made based on the patterns that appear on the graph.
So you've got some x-values and some y-values and you want to make a scatter plot. First thing is to make a table for your x and y values. Then make ordered pairs and you can plot them.
Students use graphing calculators to create scatter plots of given baseball data. They also determine percentages and ratios, slope, y-intercepts, etc. all using baseball data and statistics.
In this Algebra I/Geometry/Algebra II worksheet, students create a scatter plot and analyze the data to determine if the data show any type of correlation.  The four page worksheet provides extensive explanation of topic, step-by-step directions, and one problem.  Answers are not provided.
What is a line-of-fit? Given a data set, plot the ordered pairs on a graph. It looks like a scatter plot. Now estimate, and draw a line that best fits what the data represents. That is your line-of-fit.
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 lesson, 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.
Young scholars collect and analyze data. In this statistics lesson plan, students plot their data on a coordinate plane and investigate the scatter plot. They identify the line of best fit.
Eighth graders discuss the parts of a scatter plot and appropriate times for its use. Given a table of information, 8th graders create a scatter plot and share their findings with the class. Students identify trend lines shown in the scatter plot.
In this statistics worksheet, students create scatter plots with given values. They analyze the temperature and wind chill given different graphs. There are 10 questions.
When comparing data, it either has a positive or negative relationship, or no relationship at all. Let your learners pick their own topics for research and display their data on a scatter plot to show the relationships. The activity guides the instructor through the task and provides a variety of follow-up questions to encourage discussion on the outcome of the relationships. Your learners can use poster paper to create a display for sharing with the class. 
Seventh graders complete a math lab experiment to find the correlation between height and vertical jump. They start with a hypothesis via a math journal and complete the scatter plot using the TI-83. Students identify, analyze and create linear relations, sequences, and functions using symbols, graphs, tables, diagrams and written descriptions.
Learners investigate area and perimeter of various shapes.  In this area and perimeter of various shapes lesson, students record how area of shapes change when a dimension is doubled, halved, quartered, etc.  Learners make scatter plots of radii v. circumference and radii v. area.  Students discuss why the graphs have a linear or quadratic shape.  Learners make similar graphs for various shapes such as squares and triangles.
So you've got some x-values and some y-values and you want to make a scatter plot. First thing is to make a table for your x and y values. Then make ordered pairs and you can plot them.
Introduce learners to the use and function of a scatter plot. Using the example of a how many traffic tickets a woman received in a ten year period, the tutor explains how to create the scatter plot, label the x and y axis, and plot points on the graph. This video is good because it is slow and easy to follow.
What is a line-of-fit? Given a data set, plot the ordered pairs on a graph. It looks like a scatter plot. Now estimate, and draw a line that best fits what the data represents. That is your line-of-fit.
Middle schoolers investigate the validity of da Vinci's proportion theory by recording human measurements on scatter plots. In groups of three, they record each other's height and wingspan to create a Powerpoint presentation, chart, or plot demonstrating their conclusions. Using their scatter plot information, they develop a clothing business whose sizes are determined by the plot results.
Sal trades his tablet for an Excel spreadsheet in this video, which covers fitting data to a line. Using a word problem about median income, he not only solves the problem but demonstrates how to successfully use scatter plots and Excel tools in math problems.
Students explore the concept of circles.  In this circles lesson, students use their Ti-Nspire to collect data on various circles of different sizes.  Students measure the diameter and circumference of the circles and plot the data in a scatter plot of diameter v. circumference.  Students find the slope of the line to be Pi.

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