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A Level Mathematics Syllabus Statement

Data presentation and interpretation

Syllabus Content

Interpret scatter diagrams and regression lines for bivariate data, including recognition of scatter diagrams which include distinct sections of the population (calculations involving regression lines are excluded). Understand informal interpretation of correlation. Understand that correlation does not imply causation

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If you use the TI-Nspire calculator you can find instructions for finding the regression line on the GDC Essentials page. The equation of that line can then be used for prediction purposes.

This Bicen Maths video clip shows everything you need to memorise on Regression and Correlation for A Level Statistics.

This video on Bivariate Statistics is from Revision Village and is aimed at students taking the IB Maths AA SL/HL level course.

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