Engage students with these 11 hands-on scatter plot activities which require students to collect their own data and produce graphs in order to answer questions.
Hopefully you will find some fun scatter plot ideas to use in your own math classroom!
Last week in Algebra 1, we completed a scatter plots activity with m&m’s The goal of this activity was for students to be able to find a line of best fit for a scatter plot and determine the type of correlation. Of course, my students’ favorite part was eating the data afterwards!
This starburst scatterplot activity ended up being one of my favorite activities of the year!
I was so excited to discover this Speedy Squares Activity for practicing quadratic regression several years ago. I have used it successfully with my Algebra 2 classes in the past.
This hula hoop scatterplot activity gets students moving in math class while learning about how to create a scatterplot and use that scatterplot and linear regression to make predictions.
I learned about using twizzlers for linear regression from Tammy Ballard with Wake County Public Schools. I modified her activity to create my own twizzlers linear regression lab that met the needs of my specific group of Algebra 2 students.
We made a types of correlation foldable to summarize the three different types of correlation that a scatter plot can have. We used a basic 3 door foldable template.
This Candy Grab Lab is one of my favorite ways to introduce students to the process of linear regression. In this activity, students determine if there is a mathematical relationship between a person’s handspan and the amount of candy they can grab at one time.
I want to share a linear regression activity I did with my Algebra 2 students to introduce the topic of regression. I combined linear regression with the True Colors Personality Test that I had originally wanted to do with my students at the beginning of the year.
I learned about this bouncing tennis balls linear regression lab through the OGAP Common Core Training I attended this summer. It is based on an Illuminations activity from NCTM. Students are given a tennis ball to bounce for two minutes.
This guessing correlation coefficient game was the perfect activity for my algebra students!
Last year, I created a guess the correlation coefficient blooket game for my statistics students to play. If you’re not familiar with Blooket, it is very similar to Kahoot or Quizizz.
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