HSS-ID.C.9

Distinguish between correlation and causation.*

 
16 Lesson(s)
   

Got Ups? A Statistics Unit Task

Algebra I » Unit: Modeling With Statistics
Algebra I » Unit: Modeling With Statistics
James Bialasik
Amherst, NY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students are able to demonstrate all that they have learned throughout the statistics unit in this open-ended performance task.

 
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hollywood ups
   

Expore Correlation on Gapminder

12th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics: Bivariate Data
12th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics: Bivariate Data
James Dunseith
Worcester, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Gapminder (http://www.gapminder.org/) is a powerful tool that packs a lot of data into one space.

 
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explore correlation image
   

Using a Scatterplot to Model Data

Algebra I » Unit: Modeling With Statistics
Algebra I » Unit: Modeling With Statistics
James Bialasik
Amherst, NY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students collect and organize bivariate data and determine if a correlation between the variables exists.

 
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use a scatter plot image
   

Correlation and Causation

Algebra I » Unit: Our City Statistics: Who We Are and Where We are Going
Algebra I » Unit: Our City Statistics: Who We Are and Where We are Going
Jason Colombino
Salem, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will distinguish between correlation and causation by analyzing relevant real life examples!

 
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Our City Statistics Project and Assessment

Algebra I » Unit: Our City Statistics: Who We Are and Where We are Going
Algebra I » Unit: Our City Statistics: Who We Are and Where We are Going
Jason Colombino
Salem, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students demonstrate interpersonal and data literacy skills as use statistics to learn about their community.

 
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Algebra I » Unit: Linear Functions
Rhonda Leichliter
Rogers, AR
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The emphasis in this lesson is to take students a little beyond the basics of Scatter Plots to explain the correlation coefficient (r) and the coefficient of determination (r squared).

 
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correlation
   

Linear Regression and Residuals

Algebra II » Unit: Statistics: Two Variables
Algebra II » Unit: Statistics: Two Variables
Colleen Werner
Ipswich, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Examining the size and distribution of errors made by a model can help us determine if the model is appropriate.

 
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Stats Assessment

Algebra II » Unit: Statistics
Algebra II » Unit: Statistics
Merrie Rampy
Craigmont, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Did they really get it? What do you need to continue to build? This assessment helps you identify each student's strengths and weaknesses.

 
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testing
   

Describing Scatterplots

Algebra II » Unit: Statistics: Two Variables
Algebra II » Unit: Statistics: Two Variables
Colleen Werner
Ipswich, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The appearance of a scatter plot can tell us a lot about the relationship between the variables on the axes.

 
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Muddying the Waters: Formative Assessment Lesson

Algebra II » Unit: Statistics: Something for Everyone
Algebra II » Unit: Statistics: Something for Everyone
Jarod Hammel
Huntington, IN
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

DANGER! Statistics get misapplied in many real world applications!

 
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muddying the waters
   

Stats Review

Algebra II » Unit: Statistics
Algebra II » Unit: Statistics
Merrie Rampy
Craigmont, ID
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

TOO MUCH INFORMATION!! That's what my students used to say until I helped them learn how to study.

 
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stats review
   

Correlation Spiral Lesson

8th Grade Math » Unit: Statistical Spirals
8th Grade Math » Unit: Statistical Spirals
Shaun Errichiello
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The tighter packed the data, the better the correlation

 
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correlation
   

Are Women Paid Less Than Men?

Algebra I » Unit: Data and Statistics
Algebra I » Unit: Data and Statistics
Amanda Hathaway
Boston, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use real data from the U.S. census to understand linear regression and correlation coefficients.

 
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money
   

Unit 2 Review, and Assessing Correlation

12th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics: Bivariate Data
12th Grade Math » Unit: Statistics: Bivariate Data
James Dunseith
Worcester, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This review lesson takes students through some key ideas from Unit 2, provides an overview of how to interpret the correlation coefficient, and helps to introduce some key ideas for the upcoming unit.

 
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Types of Data Spiral Lesson

8th Grade Math » Unit: Statistical Spirals
8th Grade Math » Unit: Statistical Spirals
Shaun Errichiello
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The type of data we collect connects to the type of conclusions we can draw.

 
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