Lesson 8

Analyzing Bivariate Data

Lesson Narrative

In this lesson, students bring everything they have studied in the unit so far to analyze and interpret bivariate data in context (MP4). They create a scatter plot, identify outliers, fit a line, and determine and interpret the slope of the line. They compare actual and predicted values. They reflect on what they have learned about modeling bivariate data.

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Create a scatter plot and draw a line to fit bivariate data, and identify (orally and in writing) outliers that appear in the data.
  • Interpret (orally and in writing) features of a scatter plot with a line of fit, including outliers, slope of the line, and clustering.

Student Facing

Let’s analyze data like a pro.

Required Materials

Required Preparation

Class data (or data from another group if it fits the classroom culture better) from the second lesson in the unit on arm span and height.

Learning Targets

Student Facing

  • I can analyze a set of data to determine associations between two variables.

CCSS Standards


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