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

1. Conventions used in spreadsheets or calculators
1. Coolmath's Graphing Calculator - scroll down for instructions on using the graphing calculator 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 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 3. Introduction 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 3. Displaying Data - [designed for 7th grade - use for remediation ] explanation, examples and several interactive practice activities 4. Displaying Data - [designed for 8th grade] explanation, examples and several interactive practice activities 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 10. The Regression Line and Correlation - a lesson plan from Illuminations 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. Step-by-step Internet4Classrooms module - how to produce a scatter plot using Excel Internet4classrooms is a collaborative effort by Susan Brooks and Bill Byles. 