Learning and Teaching for Mathematical Literacy

Supporting materials – 12C

Designing a measure: Correlation

Mathematics Assessment Project

This lesson unit from the Mathematics Assessment Project's Classroom Challenges asks students to devise a measure for 'correlation' in the context of a series of customer surveys conducted by a movie theatre.

Devising a measure for correlation - two suggested 'student' solutions

Two diagrams showing suggested measures - the first compares the number of points in each quadrant of the graph, the second sums thd distances from a line of best fit.

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Supporting material for the book Learning and Teaching for Mathematical Literacy by Hugh Burkhardt, Daniel Pead and Kaye Stacey (ISBN 9781032301174).

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