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Use a graphing calculator or spreadsheet to create scatterplots of data and approximate lines of best fit.0806.1.7

Links verified on 1/29/2010

Conventions used in spreadsheets or calculators

- 16 function Scientific Calculator - includes instructions on calculator conventions
- Coolmath's Graphing Calculator - scroll down for instructions on using the graphing calculator
- Excel Order of Operations - understanding how Excel worksheets handle order of operations [BEDMAS]
- Math Open Reference Scientific Calculator - scientific calculator similar to those from TI, Casio, HP - extensive explanation of conventions used
- Mathematical Operators in Excel Spreadsheets - screen shots and a listing of symbols used in Excel spreadsheets to indicate math operators
- Spreadsheet Math Fundamentals - protocols to be used when writing math formulas and functions in spreadsheets
- Graphs and charts - four different graphs and charts for you to consider
- Introduction to Graphing Calculators: Using Graphing Calculators to Describe Linear Motion in terms of Distance and Time - a 14 slide PowerPoint show
Scatter Plot

- Creating a Scatter Plot in Excel - a long tutorial (27 pages if printed) on making your own scatter plot
- Creating an XY (Scatter) Plot in Excel - a seven page tutorial on how to use Excel to make a scatter plot
- Displaying Data - [designed for 7th grade - use for remediation ] explanation, examples and several interactive practice activities
- Displaying Data - [designed for 8th grade] explanation, examples and several interactive practice activities
- How to Use Your TI-83 or 84 Calculator to Make a Scatter Plot - provided by MathBits
- Interactive Scatter Plot - from Shodor
- Interactive Scatterplot - students enter data and make their own scatterplot with this National Library of Virtual Manipulatives page
- Introduction to Bivariate Data - several good examples of scatter plots are included
- Line Graphs and Scatter Plots - several good examples
- Linear Regression - an applet which allows your students to investigate a
regression line, also known as a "line of best fit."- Pizza Palace - Students will construct box plots independently. Students identify the mean, median, mode, and range of a set of data
- The Regression Line and Correlation - a lesson plan from Illuminations
- Scatterplots - explanation and several good examples from Canada's National Statistical Agency
- Scatterplots - a lesson plan from North Canton City Schools

- worksheet to use with the activity above
- Scatter Plot - includes examples of positive association, negative association, and no trend
- Scatter Plot - links to ten different examples are included with this Engineering Statistics Handbook entry
- Scatter Plot - the Wikipedia entry
- Scatter Plot and Line of Best Fit - four interactive applets to experiment with
- Scatter Plots - explanation, examples and several interactive practice activities
- Scatter Plots - from the Business Knowledge Center
- Scatter Plots - includes examples of perfect correlation, high correlation, and low correlation [This expired page is brought to you by the Internet archive, the Wayback Machine.]
- Scatter Plots - from Oswego City School District Regents Exam Prep Center [This expired page is brought to you by the Internet archive, the Wayback Machine.]
- Scatterplot with Overlaid Linear Prediction Plot - includes links to other plots on the right
- Spy Guys Interactive - Understanding and Interpreting Graphs -
Lesson 10- Step-by-step Internet4Classrooms module - how to produce a scatter plot using Excel

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