Add some flare to your lesson with this fabulous Scatter Plot Scavenger Hunt Activity!! In this activity, students search for the last names of members of the community and return to create a scatter plot relating aspects of the last names. They work together in groups to create a graph and analyze their findings. Teachers can use a creative manipulative such as a straw (as the activity suggests) or spaghetti noodles to simulate the line of best fit.
It worked splendidly when tested in an Algebra Two class, even an inclusion class!
Skills reinforced: creating ordered pairs, plotting points, regression, writing equations of lines, interpreting meaning of data, checking for understanding and reasonableness, evaluating linear equations, and writing.