Interpreting Scatter Graphs

Interpreting Scatter Graphs
Interpreting Scatter Graphs
Interpreting Scatter Graphs
Interpreting Scatter Graphs

What's Included

  • Smart Notebooks Presentation
  • Activ Inspire Flipchart
  • Lesson Plan
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
  • Differentiated Worksheet

Interpreting Scatter Graphs

Students learn how to use the line of best fit to estimate missing data values.  To extend on this in the development phase students go on to consider what it means for two measurements to have a positive, negative or no correlation.
Differentiated Learning Objectives
  • All students should be able to determine whether two measures correlation using a scatter graph.
  • Most students should be able to plot a line of best fit from a scatter graph and use that to determine the strength and type of correlation between two measures.
  • Some students should be able to use a line of bit fit and their understanding of correlation to estimate one measure when the other is provided.
View online lesson
Lesson Downloads
Download PowerPoint Download Notebook Download Flipchart Download Worksheet
Scheme of Work Link
Scatter Graphs
Related Blog
Plotting Scatter Graphs and Understanding Correlation
IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD

You may also like...

Correlation and Causation

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

Plotting Time Series

To plot a time series at GCSE students are taught to choose suitable axes from the data available and recognise ...

Drawing Pie Charts

To plot pie charts at GCSE students are taught to calculate a fraction of the circle using the frequency and sam...

Plotting Scatter Graphs

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

Mr Mathematics Blog

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 […]

Solving 3D Problems using Trigonometry

When teaching solving 3D problems using trigonometry we begin the lesson with a recap of Pythagoras’ Theorem and the three trigonometric ratios.  We do this by matching the ratio and equations to the respective right-angled triangle.   Students are encouraged to work in pairs and to show the diagrams as part of the working out on […]

Rounding to a significant figure

When I teach rounding to a significant figure, I ask the class to discuss in pairs or small groups a definition for the word significant.  It is a word that all the students have heard before but not all are able to define. After 2 or 3 minutes of conversation I ask the students to […]