# Scatter Plots

Videos and lessons to help Grade 8 students learn how to construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association.

Common Core: 8.SP.1

### Suggested Learning Targets

• I can describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative
association, and nonlinear association.
• I can construct scatter plots for bivariate measurement data.
• I can interpret scatter plots for bivariate (two different variables such as distance
and time) measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two
quantities

Related Topics:
Common Core for Grade 8

Common Core for Mathematics

More Math Lessons for Grade 8

Modeling and interpreting bivariate measurement data Lesson 1 of 5 (Common Core Standard 8.SP.1)
In this lesson you will learn how to construct a scatter plot by graphing data.

Modeling and interpreting bivariate measurement data Lesson 2 of 5 (Common Core Standard 8.SP.1)
In this lesson you will learn how to interpret a scatter plot by identifying clusters and outliers.

Modeling and interpreting bivariate measurement data Lesson 3 of 5 (Common Core Standard 8.SP.1)
In this lesson you will learn how to interpret scatter plots by identifying positive, negative, or no association.

Modeling and interpreting bivariate measurement data Lesson 4 of 5 (Common Core Standard 8.SP.1)
In this lesson you will learn how to interpret scatter plots by determining if they are linear or non-linear.

Modeling and interpreting bivariate measurement data Lesson 5 of 5 (Common Core Standard 8.SP.2)
In this lesson you will learn how to interpret scatter plots by identifying the line of best fit.

Describe patterns in scatterplots - 8.SP.1
In this lesson you will learn how to describe a scatter plot.

8.SP.1 - Interpret Scatterplots.

Outliers 8.SP.1
In this example, we set up a scatter plot and identify an outlier.

8 sp 1
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