Education Technology

Trend Setter

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

The purpose of this activity is to discover positive and negative trends. The students will use real life data to manipulate a scatter plot.

Before the Activity


  1. The learner will collect and organize real-life data using a scatter plot.
  2. The learner will plot data as coordinate points.
  3. The learner will construct a line of best fit on a scatter plot.
  4. The learner will calculate the mean, median, mode, and range.
You will need to print the following:
Daily problem Transparency 3.1
Student Activity 3.1/Questions
Student Activity 3.2/Transparency 3.2/homework
Student Activity 3.3/iLEAP Connection
Transparency 3.3

During the Activity

Go through the problems (one or both) and follow included suggestions.