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.