Guidance Counselors: Working with Scatter Plots

Scatter plots are a great way to connect data with a visual model. Learners look at wages earned depending on education level and determine if there is a correlation between the two. The worksheet includes short answers they must discuss regarding the outcome of their graph and line of best fit. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Break the class into small groups to research together
Classroom Considerations

  • A graphing calculator and graph paper are needed 
  • Participants should know how to graph a scatter plot and line of best fit
Pros

  • Uses realistic information to create the plot
  • Reading and discussion is part of the lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core