CCSS.Math.Content.8.SP.A.2 - Know that straight lines are widely used to model relationships between two quantitative variables. For scatter plots that suggest a linear association, informally fit a straight line, and informally assess the model fit by judging the closeness of the data points to the line.
Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers
Title: CCSS.Math.Content.8.SP.A.2 Know That Straight Lines Are Widely Used To Model... Statistics and Probability - 8th Grade Mathematics Common Core State Standards
Publisher: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.
Copyright Date: 2010
(Page last edited 10/08/2017)
- 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
- Functions and the Vertical Line Test - discussions and activities designed to lead the students to explore the vertical line test for functions. Plotting points and drawing simple piecewise functions are practiced along the way.
- How to Use Your TI-83 or 84 Calculator to Make a Scatter Plot - Provided by MathBits
- Interactive Box Plot - Students enter data and make their own scatterplot with this National Library of Virtual Manipulatives page
- Interactive Scatter Plot - From Shodor
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- Line Graphs and Scatter Plots - Several good examples
- Line of Best Fit - Using graph paper and a strand of spaghetti (uncooked) [from the Internet archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Line of Best Fit - Using a graphing calculator [from the Internet archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Line of Best Fit - This activity (from Illuminations) allows the user to enter a set of data, plot the data on a coordinate grid, and determine the equation for a line of best fit.
- Line of Best Fit Applet - You can enter up to 10 points in the given chart
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- Scatter Plot - Wikipedia entry
- Scatter Plots - From the Business Knowledge Center
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- Scatter Plots - From Oswego City School District Regents Exam Prep Center [from the Internet archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
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- Vertical Line Test - This activity allows the user to attempt to build curves that pass the vertical line test, so that they are functions.