Correlation Coefficient

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Of course, there might be a correlation! Young mathematicians investigate several different data sets, create scatter plots, and determine any correlation. They consider whether a causation exists between any of the variables in question.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class look up data sets to create their own scatter plots
Classroom Considerations
  • The last of six installments in a Statistics and Probability unit, there is very little connection to previous lessons 
  • Assumes scholars know how to create scatter plots
Pros
  • Provides grids for scatter plots
  • Uses a variety of contexts for the data sets
Cons
  • None
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