It is always difficult to find data, especially real data. We can show positive, negative and no correlation using "made-up" data, but in the end, we need to present real data.This activity saves you the time of searching for data that is real. In addition, each data set relates to education (and hopefully, emphasizes its importance to future success).
Three relationships are presented using real data. Three tables and scatter plots are given. Students are asked to answer questions about the relationships.
Alternative - The worksheets are also included in a format that asks students to complete the scatter plots before answering the questions.
This addresses Common Core S.ID 6 Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related.
key words; scatter plot, positive correlation, negative correlation, no correlation