Common Core State Standards for Statistics and Probability
Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association.
Know that straight lines are widely used to model relationships between two quantitative variables. For scatter plots that suggest a linear association, informally fit a straight line, and informally assess the model fit by judging the closeness of the data points to the line.
Use the equation of a linear model to solve problems in the context of bivariate measurement data, interpreting the slope and intercept. For example, in a linear model for a biology experiment, interpret a slope of 1.5 cm/hr as meaning that an additional hour of sunlight each day is associated with an additional 1.5 cm in mature plant height.
Understand that patterns of association can also be seen in bivariate categorical data by displaying frequencies and relative frequencies in a two-way table. Construct and interpret a two-way table summarizing data on two categorical variables collected from the same subjects. Use relative frequencies calculated for rows or columns to describe possible association between the two variables. For example, collect data from students in your class on whether or not they have a curfew on school nights and whether or not they have assigned chores at home. Is there evidence that those who have a curfew also tend to have chores?
North Carolina Essential Standards
8.L.1.1: Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.
21st Century life skills emphasized:
Communication and collaboration, Communicate Clearly, Critical thinking and problem solving, Information literacy
Simply MeToDo Strategies:
Clearly define content objectives each day, note taking, graphic organizers
Link to Prior Learning from a prior lesson in the series:
Purpose/Objective of the Lesson:
Unit Essential Question:
What is the correlation between arm span and height
Key Questions for this lesson:
- What is the title of the graph?
- What do the x-values represent?
- What do the y-values represent?
- What do you notice about the general shape of the graph?
- Choose one of the points on the graph and write the coordinates below. What do these numbers represent?
- Do you think there is any connection between the x-and y-values?
- The teacher should create a question specific to the data display that asks the students to make a prediction.
- What information do you think is missing from this scatter plot?
- What questions do you have about the scatter plot?
- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 69 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 50
- Assessments Yes