Math: Scatterplot creation activity (statistics, correlation)

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Derek Follett
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This two page sheet will guide students through thinking about positive and negative correlation, creating a short correlation survey to perform on their classmates, making a prediction about their results, plotting the results of their survey as a scatterplot, then finally reflecting on their results.
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nathhowe
Hey, I purchased this activity...looked great. Only problem is that after doing this activity with my students, I realized that this is not a scatter plot activity. Instead its a line-graph activity. Scatter plots compare trends in data and shows correlation. You cannot analyze a correlation of a question. If I am mistaken, please correct me.
January 16, 2013
Derek Follett  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for buying my assignment, sorry it didn't work out for you.

The instructions on how to create the graph could be more clear. On the x-axis students should put question #1 and on the y-axis question #2. Each student surveyed is then plotted as a point represented by the ordered pair (answer #1, answer #2). For example if I ask Lisa "How much do you love math class on a scale from 1-10?" and "How much do you love english class on a scale from 1-10?" and her answers are 9 and 8 respectively, I would plot a point for Lisa on my graph at (9,8) and so forth for the rest of the class that I surveyed.

Hope that helps. I'll try to find some time soon to revise the assignment instructions and attach an example as well.
January 16, 2013

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