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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 1/29/2010

  1. Conventions used in spreadsheets or calculators
    1. 16 function Scientific Calculator - includes instructions on calculator conventions This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    2. 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
    3. Excel Order of Operations - understanding how Excel worksheets handle order of operations [BEDMAS]
    4. 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
    5. Mathematical Operators in Excel Spreadsheets - screen shots and a listing of symbols used in Excel spreadsheets to indicate math operators
    6. 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 Scatter Plot - from Shodor This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    7. Interactive Scatterplot - students enter data and make their own scatterplot with this National Library of Virtual Manipulatives page
    8. Introduction to Bivariate Data - several good examples of scatter plots are included
    9. Line Graphs and Scatter Plots - several good examples
    10. Linear Regression - an applet which allows your students to investigate a regression line, also known as a "line of best fit."
    11. 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
    12. The Regression Line and Correlation - a lesson plan from Illuminations A lesson plan can be found at this site
    13. Scatterplots - explanation and several good examples from Canada's National Statistical Agency
    14. Scatterplots - a lesson plan from North Canton City Schools A lesson plan can be found at this site
      1. worksheet to use with the activity above This is an Excel workbook to download
    15. Scatter Plot - includes examples of positive association, negative association, and no trend
    16. Scatter Plot - links to ten different examples are included with this Engineering Statistics Handbook entry
    17. Scatter Plot - the Wikipedia entry
    18. Scatter Plot and Line of Best Fit - four interactive applets to experiment with This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    19. Scatter Plots - explanation, examples and several interactive practice activities This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    20. Scatter Plots - from the Business Knowledge Center
    21. 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.]
    22. 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.]
    23. Scatterplot with Overlaid Linear Prediction Plot - includes links to other plots on the right
  5. Spy Guys Interactive - Understanding and Interpreting Graphs - Lesson 10 A video is available through this link
  6. This is an Internet4Classrooms moduleStep-by-step Internet4Classrooms module - how to produce a scatter plot using Excel

 

 

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