Human Scatter Graphs

Your teacher will select two walls of the room to be the axes. You have to stand in a position in the room that represents your data. There are no scales on the axes so you have to imagine a scale which ranges from the smallest value in the class to the largest value in the class.

Instructions

 

Notes for Teachers

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Cartoon Scatter Graph Correlation Plotting Scatter Graphs

Here are the situations you can choose using the buttons above

Age - Height

Stand in a position representing your age on the x-axis and your height on the y-axis.

Travelling – Alarm time

Stand in a position representing the number of minutes it takes you to travel to school on the x-axis and the time you wake up in the morning on the y-axis.

Handwriting – Pens and pencils

Stand in a position representing the length (in centimetres) of the sentence “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs” when written in your normal handwriting on the x-axis and the total number of pens and pencils in your pencil case on the y-axis.

Telephone – House number

Stand in a position representing the last digit of your telephone number on the x-axis and the last digit of your house/apartment number on the y-axis.

Breath - Swimming

Stand in a position representing the number of seconds you can hold your breath on the x-axis and the number of times you have been swimming in the last month on the y-axis.

Outdoors – Indoors

Think about what you do on a normal weekend. Stand in a position representing the number of hours you typically spend indoors on the x-axis and the number of hours you typically spend outdoors on the y-axis.

Head – Height

Stand in a position representing the circumference of your head (in cm) on the x-axis and your height (in cm) on the y-axis.

No correlation

Collaborate with all of the students in the class to position yourselves relative to the axes to demonstrate no correlation.

Strong Positive correlation

Collaborate with all of the students in the class to position yourselves relative to the axes to demonstrate strong positive correlation.

Weak Positive correlation

Collaborate with all of the students in the class to position yourselves relative to the axes to demonstrate weak positive correlation.

Weak Negative correlation

Collaborate with all of the students in the class to position yourselves relative to the axes to demonstrate weak negative correlation.

Strong Negative correlation

Collaborate with all of the students in the class to position yourselves relative to the axes to demonstrate strong negative correlation.

 

People Maths Shine + Write Transum Software

This is a visual aid designed to be projected onto a whiteboard for whole class exposition. It does not need to be an interactive whiteboard though of course that will make the resource more dynamic. The title "Shine+Write" suggests that the teacher or student can write on the whiteboard to enhance this visual aid.


"Although this activity works well in the average size classroom it could also be done in a hall or gym where there is an elevated vantage point. When the pupils have selected their position a photograph can be taken from above. Great for revision and display work."

Transum,
Saturday, April 28, 2012

 

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