EllipSeeIt: Visualizing Strength and Direction of Correlation

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Seeing is believing. Given several bivariate data sets, learners make scatter plots using the online SeeIt program to visualize the correlation. To get a more complete picture of the topic, they research their own data set and perform an analysis of the scatter plot.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource as a culminating project for a unit on scatter plots and correlation
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be able to create scatter plots
  • An understanding of correlation is beneficial
Pros

  • Uses a variety of different contexts for data sets
  • Provides student handouts for each day's lesson
Cons

  • None