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8th Grade - Create Scatterplots

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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 7/23/2014

  1. Conventions used in spreadsheets or calculators
    1. Coolmath's Graphing Calculator - scroll down for instructions on using the graphing calculator This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    2. Excel Order of Operations - understanding how Excel worksheets handle order of operations [BEDMAS]
    3. Math Open Reference Scientific Calculator - scientific calculator similar to those from TI, Casio, HP - extensive explanation of conventions used This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    4. Mathematical Operators in Excel Spreadsheets - screen shots and a listing of symbols used in Excel spreadsheets to indicate math operators
    5. Spreadsheet Math Fundamentals - protocols to be used when writing math formulas and functions in spreadsheets
  2. Graphs and charts - four different graphs and charts for you to consider This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. A PowerPoint show related to this standardIntroduction to Graphing Calculators: Using Graphing Calculators to Describe Linear Motion in terms of Distance and Time - a 14 slide PowerPoint show
  4. Scatter Plot
    1. Creating a Scatter Plot in Excel - a long tutorial (27 pages if printed) on making your own scatter plot
    2. Creating an XY (Scatter) Plot in Excel - a seven page tutorial on how to use Excel to make a scatter plot An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    3. Displaying Data - [designed for 7th grade - use for remediation ] explanation, examples and several interactive practice activities This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    4. Displaying Data - [designed for 8th grade] explanation, examples and several interactive practice activities This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    5. How to Use Your TI-83 or 84 Calculator to Make a Scatter Plot - provided by MathBits
    6. Interactive Scatterplot - students enter data and make their own scatterplot with this National Library of Virtual Manipulatives page
    7. Line Graphs and Scatter Plots - several good examples
    8. Linear Regression - an applet which allows your students to investigate a regression line, also known as a "line of best fit."
    9. Pizza Palace - Students will construct box plots independently. Students identify the mean, median, mode, and range of a set of data This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    10. The Regression Line and Correlation - a lesson plan from Illuminations A lesson plan can be found at this site
    11. Scatterplots - explanation and several good examples from Canada's National Statistical Agency
    12. Scatter Plot - includes examples of positive association, negative association, and no trend
    13. Scatter Plot - links to ten different examples are included with this Engineering Statistics Handbook entry
    14. Scatter Plot - the Wikipedia entry
    15. Scatter Plots - from the Business Knowledge Center
    16. 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.]
    17. 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.]
    18. Scatterplot with Overlaid Linear Prediction Plot - includes links to other plots on the right
  5. This is an Internet4Classrooms moduleStep-by-step Internet4Classrooms module - how to produce a scatter plot using Excel

 

 

Internet4classrooms is a collaborative effort by Susan Brooks and Bill Byles.
 

  

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