Connecting Scatter Plots and Correlation Coefficients Activity

This Connecting Scatter Plots and Correlation Coefficients Activity performance task also includes:

Collect a variety of bivariate data. Groups determine sets of data that would provide a positive, negative, and no correlation. Team members gather their data through out the week. Scholars plot the data and determine the relationship between the scatter plot and the correlation coefficient.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Brainstorm different scenarios that would produce a positive, negative, and no correlation
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals should know how to calculate the correlation coefficient given a data list
  • The activity takes only two days of class time
Pros
  • Provides instruction on how to use a calculator or a spreadsheet to graph and calculate the correlation coefficient
  • Includes a sample response
Cons
  • None