Scatter Plots

Scholars learn to create scatter plots and investigate any relationships that exists between the variables with a lesson that also show them that statistical relationships do not necessarily indicate a cause-and-effect relationship. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners find a data set of interest to create a scatter plot
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be familiar with the customary system of units
  • Lesson touches upon correlation and causation, but does not use these terms
  • The sixth lesson in a 16-part series
Pros

  • Includes scaffolding tips throughout the lesson, primarily for English language learners
  • Shows where in the lesson to look for mathematical practices
Cons

  • None
Common Core