This resource provides a single 50-minute period introductory lesson on Correlation, the Correlation Coefficient, and Correlation vs. Causation. The lesson is structured around collecting data from a survey at the beginning of class to be used in creating scatter plots and analyzing them using technology. Students engage in discussion activities that challenge their thoughts on linked variables in the media.

### General Information

**Subject(s):**Mathematics

**Grade Level(s):**9

**Intended Audience:**Educators

**Suggested Technology:**LCD Projector, Microsoft Office, GeoGebra Free Software (Download the Free GeoGebra Software), Smart Phone/Tablet

**Instructional Time:**50 Minute(s)

**Keywords:**Correlation, Correlation Coefficient, Causation, Bivariate Data

**Instructional Component Type(s):**

**Lesson Plan**, Presentation/Slideshow, Educational Software / Tool, Data Set, Learning Goal

**Resource Collection:**

__FCR-STEMLearn Algebra__