# Robots: What a Point in a Scatter Plot Means

In this lesson, students interpret points in a scatter plot within a context and add points to a scatter plot given information about an individual in the population. Students spend a lot of time looking at the details of a scatter plot, naming the quantities represented in a scatter plot, and focusing on the meaning of individual points (MP6). They also compare individuals represented by different points.

There are two levels of analysis needed to successfully make sense of scatter plots: what is happening for a particular individual and what is happening at a global level for the entire population. The ability to move between these two zoom levels develops over time.

## Marcellus the Giant

This activity will help your students understand the definition of a proportional relationship. They'll create a giant and then make sure all of his features are proportional. They'll see the…

## What’s My Number?

In this activity students develop their intuition for mean absolute deviation. We start with a simple question: "Can you guess my number?" Students submit a guess, receive feedback (too low,…

## Polygraph: Shaded Rectangles

This Custom Polygraph is designed to spark vocabulary-rich conversations about fractions and part-to-whole relationships. Key vocabulary that may appear in student questions includes: shaded, unshaded, fraction, part, whole, numerator, denominator,…

## Strength in Numbers

In this activity, students complete three rounds of estimation challenges. After each initial estimate, they view a dot plot of their classmates' responses and decide whether (and how) to revise…

## Card Sort: Exponentials

In this activity, students practice what they've learned about exponential functions by matching equations to properties of the graphs they will produce. They will then use their knowledge of transforming…

## Classy Cats

In this activity, students will begin to see a set of data points as a single thing that can be analyzed, not just a bunch of disconnected points. Students learn…