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Scatter Graphs

Scatter Graphs and Correlation

Students learn how to describe relationships between two variables and illustrate them using scatter graphs. Sca...

Interpreting Scatter Graphs

Students learn how to use the line of best fit to estimate missing data values.  To extend on this in the develo...

Plotting Scatter Graphs

Students learn how to plot scatter graphs to identify whether any correlation exists between to measurments.  As...

Correlation and Causation

Students use and plot scatter graphs to understand how correlation may not imply mean causation.  As learning pr...

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Showing Progress during a Mathematics Lesson

Demonstrating student progression during a mathematics lesson is about understanding the learning objective and breaking that down into explicit success criteria. Using Success Criteria Take, for example, a lesson on calculating the area of compound rectilinear shapes. The intended learning objective was written on the main whiteboard. Success criteria were used to break down the individual […]

Plotting and Interpreting Conversion Graphs

Plotting and interpreting conversion graphs requires linking together several mathematical techniques.  Recent U.K. examiner reports indicate there are several common misconceptions when plotting and interpreting conversion graphs.  These include: drawing non-linear scales on the x or y axis, using the incorrect units when converting between imperial and metric measurements, taking inaccurate readings from either axis not […]

Calculating the Volume of a Pyramid

When calculating the volume of a pyramid we can substitute the values of the length, width and perpendicular height into the formula V = 1/3 lwh.  In my experience this is often provided for the students with little explanation as to why a volume of a pyramid is exactly one third the volume of a […]