Unit 3 Section 1 : Scatter graphs

Scatter graphs are a way of illustrating "paired" data - information about two related values.
For example : height and weight; price and sales; latitude and longtitude; rain and sunshine.

Example Question

Look at the scatter graph below. The scatter graph shows height and age. Information for five girls has been plotted on the graph. Look at the point marked Emma. We can see from this point that Emma's height is 150 cm and her age is 8 years.
Practice questions
Work out the answer to each of these questions then click on the button marked Click on this button below to see the correct answer to see whether you are correct.

(a) Which girl is the tallest and how tall is she?
(b) Which girl is the youngest and how old is she?
(c) How much taller is Rebecca than Emma?
(d) How much younger is Sarah than Samantha?

 

Exercises

Work out the answers to the questions below and fill in the boxes. Click on the Click this button to see if you are correct button to find out whether you have answered correctly. If you are right then will appear and you should move on to the next question. If appears then your answer is wrong. Click on to clear your original answer and have another go. If you can't work out the right answer then click on Click on this button to see the correct answer to see the answer.

Question 1
Ten children took part in a sponsored walk. The scatter plot shows how much money they raised and how far they walked.
(a) How far did Karen walk?
miles
(b) How much money did Karen raise?

(c) Who walked 20 miles and raised 40?

(d) How far did Bill walk?
miles
(e) How much money did Bill raise?

(f) How much was Bill sponsored for each mile?
per mile
(g) How much was Sunniva sponsored for each mile?
per mile

Question 2
The scatter plot below shows the ages of some children and the greatest distance they can swim.
(a) Who is the youngest person who can swim 500m?

(b) Who cannot swim at all?

(c) Who is 8 and can swim 400m?

(d) Who is 12 and can swim 350m?

(e) Who is the youngest child?

(f) Who swims furthest; Frances, Alison or Robin?

(g) Which ten-year-old is the weaker swimmer?

Question 3
In a sponsored swim, nine children each swam a certain distance and raised some money. In this question you will produce a scatter diagram for this information. You click on the graph to plot a point This is a point you have plotted but not checked using the information in the table on the left. Then you check to see if you have plotted the point correctly by clicking on the Click on this to see if the point you have just plotted is correct button. If you plotted the point correctly, it will be ticked This is a point which is correctly plotted and will appear. If you see a cross This is an incorrectly plotted point on the point then you have made a mistake and must try again. You can remove points you have plotted incorrectly by clicking on them for a second time.

(a) Plot this information on the scatter diagram:

NameDistanceMoneyCheck it!
Mark30012
Kingsley50020
Caroline2004
Kevin40010
Pushpa3008
Alex25015
Jai30020
Zahra5010
Lynda45018

(b) Complete this sentence by selecting a word:

"The children in the sponsored swim
who swam the furthest raised
money than the other children."


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