Scatter Plots

Show learners how to plot data to determine correlation. A data analysis video gives examples of positive, negative, and no correlation between variables. The final example plots real-life data, provides a line of best fit, and makes a prediction using the line. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video when a substitute is scheduled to facilitate the lesson
  • Prompt learners to write the equation of the line modelled in the last minute
  • Have pupils discuss the meaning of the slope and y-intercept of the line
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires Internet access to show the YouTube video
Pros

  • Examples are applicable to students and should generate interest
  • Describes content clearly in an engaging, colorful way
  • Demonstrates how the shape of the graph determines how one variable affects another
Cons

  • None