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Explanation of How to Make a Scatter Plot

Scatter Plots are graphic representations of the relationship between two variables. Scatter Plots are a good way to look at the correlation between the two variables. The correlation of a Scatter Plot can be three different things. There can be a positive correlation, a negative correlation, and no correlation. A positive correlation means that the variables are related in such a way that they behave similarly. A negative correlation means that the variables are oppositely related. No correlation means that the variables do not seem to have a correlation at all. Use the quiz below to try some practice with scatter plots questions or download the scatter plot worksheet to the right of this page.

Common Core Standard: 8.SP.3

Related Topics: Lines of Best Fit

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Scatter Plots Worksheet

A Short Guide for Solving Scatter Plot Examples

Scatter Plots are realistic portrayals of the connection between two factors. Scatter Plots are a decent method to look at the connection between’s the two factors. The relationship of a Scatter Plot can be three unique things. There can be a positive relationship, a negative relationship, and no relationship. A positive relationship implies that the factors are positively connected. A negative relationship implies that the factors are oppositely related. No relationship implies that the factors don’t appear to have a connection by any means.

Scatter Plot Solution

5 Short Steps for Finding Scatter Plot Correlation

Steps for solving the Scatter Plot problem above:

  1. Plot all of the coordinates that are in a given set of data.
  2. Determine the correlation of the scatter plot by looking at the relationship of the variables.
  3. If the variables are positively related, the correlation is positive.
  4. If the variables are negatively related, the correlation is negative.
  5. If the variables have no relationship, there is no correlation.


Scatter Plots and Trend Lines Practice Problems


Scatter Plots Quiz

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State the correlation of the scatter plot.

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Video Demonstration of Making a Scatter Plot in Math

Watch our free video on how to make a Scatter Plot. This video shows how to solve problems that are on our free Scatter Plots worksheet that you can get by submitting your email above. Our worksheet shows numerous Scatter Plot examples that will help you better understand Scatter Plots.

Watch the free Scatter Plots video on YouTube here: Scatter Plots Worksheet

Video Transcript:

In this video we’re going to show you how to create a scatter plot and state the correlation of that scatter plot by using our free scatter plots worksheets. Let’s jump to number one. Here we are at number one and the directions say plot the data and then state the correlation of the scatter plot. In order to do this what we have to do is we have to take the numbers from our tables here and we have to plot them into our graph and create a scatter plot. If you look at our table all of our x coordinates or all of our x values here will translate into x coordinates along the x axis which is the horizontal axis. All of the numbers in the y column will core layer will translate into values along the y axis which is the vertical axis.

In the case of our first coordinate which is right here and it’s x is 1 y 0 or the coordinate 1 0 that means our x value is 1. Our x value is right here and then our Y value is 0. We will go over one on the x axis and we will stay at zero for the y axis, that’s our first point right there. Our second coordinate is X is 2 y is 1. We will go to our x axis which is this horizontal line we will go over to 2 and then for the Y we will go up to 1. We have 2 here and then we go up to 1. We’ll plot our point right there our next coordinate is X is 2 y is 2. Once again we will over to 2 for X but this time we will go up to 2 for y and we’ll plot our new point.


We’re going to go ahead and fast forward and plot all of these points for you real quick. Our data is now plotted into our scatter plots and now we have our scatter plot and this is the visual representation of the data that’s located in this table. You can see we start here at the bottom and as we go right or as we go this way to the right we go up. As we go to the right our plots increase where they go up when we talk about the correlation.

The correlation can either be one of three things it can have a positive correlation a negative correlation or no correlation or none. We’ll say none okay  in the case of this example as we go from left to right our values increase. As we go from this way our values go up. We’re going up okay because we are going up that means the correlation between these two would be positive. Our answer is positive.

If we were going down or as we’re from left to right if we went down that would be negative. And then if there was no pattern if it didn’t look like there was any pattern that would be none, but in the case of this example our answer is positive or a positive correlation. Try the rest of the problems by downloading the scatter plot worksheet with answers pdf on the right hand side of this page.


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