Education Technology

Solution 13620: Creating a Scatter Plot Using the TI-83 Plus Family, TI-84 Plus Family, and TI-Nspire™ Handheld in TI-84 Plus Mode.

How can I create a scatter plot using the TI-83 family, TI-84 Plus family, and TI-Nspire handheld in TI-84 Plus mode?

The following example will demonstrate how to enter statistical data and graph a scatter plot using the TI-83 family, TI-84 Plus family and TI-Nspire handheld in TI-84 Plus mode.

Data for this example:

L1: {7,2,4,2,5}
L2: {8,4,6,2,7}

To input data into the STAT list editor:

• Enter STAT edit mode by pressing [STAT] [1].
• Enter the data in the L1 and L2 lists, pressing [ENTER] after each entry.
• Press [2nd] [MODE] to QUIT and return to the home screen.

Graph the scatter plot:

• Press [2nd] [Y=] to access the STAT PLOT editor.
• Press [ENTER] to edit Plot1.
• Press [ENTER] to turn ON Plot1.
• Scroll down and highlight the scatter plot graph type (first option in the first row). Press [ENTER] to select the scatter plot graph type.
• Scroll down and make sure Xlist: is set to L1 and Ylist: is set to L2. To input L1, press [2nd] [1]. To input L2, press [2nd] [2].

• Press [GRAPH] to display the scatter plot. To get a better view of the graph, press [ZOOM] [9] to perform a ZoomStat.

Please see the TI-83 family and TI-84 Plus family guidebooks for additional information.

TI-Nspire handheld in TI-84 Plus mode users may refer to the TI-84 Plus family guidebook.