In this resource, real-world bivariate data is displayed in a scatter plot. The equation of the linear function which models the relationship between the two variables is provided, and it is graphed on the scatter plot. Students are asked to use the model to interpret the data and to make predictions.

### General Information

**Subject(s):**Mathematics

**Grade Level(s):**8

**Instructional Time:**15 Minute(s)

**Freely Available:**Yes

**Keywords:**Scatter plot, linear model, linear function, positive correlation, negative correlation, bivariate data, prediction, illustrativemathematics.org

**Instructional Component Type(s):**

**Problem-Solving Task**

**Instructional Design Framework(s):**Structured Inquiry (Level 2)

**Resource Collection:**Illustrative Mathematics