Alg1.3 Two-variable Statistics
In grade 8, students informally constructed scatter plots and lines of fit, noticed linear patterns, and observed associations in categorical data using two-way tables. In this unit, students revisit two-way tables to find associations in categorical data using relative frequencies. The unit also builds on previous knowledge of scatter plots by assessing how well a linear model matches the data using residuals as well as the correlation coefficient for best-fit lines (found using technology). It closes with an exploration of the difference between correlation and causal relationships as well as an opportunity to apply this learning to anthropology and sports.