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Common Core Standard 8.SP.A.1 Questions

Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. Describe patterns such as clustering, outliers, positive or negative association, linear association, and nonlinear association.

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Grade 8 Scatter Plots CCSS: 8.SP.A.1
What is the difference between a scatter plot that has a constant association versus a positive association?
  1. A constant association increases upward, while a positive association does not.
  2. A constant association increases upward, while a positive association decreases to the left.
  3. A constant association neither increases nor decreases, while a positive association increases to the right.
  4. A constant association increases upward, while a positive association decreases.
Grade 8 Scatter Plots CCSS: 8.SP.A.1

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What type of trend does the scatter plot show?
  1. positive trend
  2. negative trend
  3. no trend
Grade 8 Scatter Plots CCSS: 8.SP.A.1

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Which statement best interprets the data shown on the scatter plot?
  1. The family had lower monthly heating bills during months with high average temperatures.
  2. The family had higher monthly heating bills during months with high average temperatures.
  3. There is no relationship between the family's heating bill and the average monthly temperatures.
Grade 8 Scatter Plots CCSS: 8.SP.A.1

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Grade 8 Scatter Plots CCSS: 8.SP.A.1

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Which situation best represents an outlier data point if it was plotted on the scatter plot?
  1. The average temperature in March was [math]40 deg F[/math]. The family's heating bill that month was $140.
  2. The average temperature in March was [math]50 deg F[/math]. The family's heating bill that month was $120.
  3. The average temperature in March was [math]60 deg F[/math]. The family's heating bill that month was $180.
  4. The average temperature in March was [math]70 deg F[/math]. The family's heating bill that month was $50.
Grade 8 Scatter Plots CCSS: 8.SP.A.1

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The family has a monthly heating bill of $100. Which of the following was most likely the average temperature for that month?
  1. [math]10 deg F[/math]
  2. [math]30 deg F[/math]
  3. [math]50 deg F[/math]
  4. [math]70 deg F[/math]
Grade 8 Scatter Plots CCSS: 8.SP.A.1
Grade 8 Scatter Plots CCSS: 8.SP.A.1
Grade 8 Scatter Plots CCSS: 8.SP.A.1
Which type of association is being represented by the data below?
x - 2, 1, 6, 6, 8, 9, 7
y - 1, 3, 4, 7, 7, 9, 8
  1. Constant association
  2. Positive association
  3. Negative association
  4. No association
Grade 8 Scatter Plots CCSS: 8.SP.A.1
Which type of association is being represented by the information below?
x - 2, 1, 6, 6, 8, 9, 7
y - 1, 3, 4, 7, 7, 9, 8
  1. constant association
  2. positive linear association
  3. negative linear association
  4. no association
Grade 8 Scatter Plots CCSS: 8.SP.A.1
The graph of this data would most resemble which type of graph?
x - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
y - 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4
  1. Constant association
  2. Positive association
  3. Negative association
  4. No association
Grade 8 Scatter Plots CCSS: 8.SP.A.1
What type of association is represented from the information below?
x - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
y - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  1. constant association
  2. positive linear association
  3. negative linear association
  4. no association
Grade 8 Scatter Plots CCSS: 8.SP.A.1
Which of the following best describes the points in this scatterplot?
Scatter Plot 3
  1. Increasing linear
  2. Decreasing linear
  3. Constant linear
  4. None of these
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