Scatter Plots for Special Education Statistics PRINT and DIGITAL



Total Pages 170 pages plus 72 slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 3 Weeks


This unit on Scatter Plots has almost 200 pages and 72 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This unit focuses on helping students interpret and read scatter plots. There are differentiated versions of the worksheets that use pictures and color coding. There are many, many worksheets for students to practice in this unit that are at different levels. There are MANY opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on learning about linear and non-linear relationships. positive and negative correlation and how to tell if there is a strong or weak correlation. This repetition helps students develop learning patterns. In addition, there are real-life examples that students can practice figuring out if there is a correlation present, and if so, how to describe it.

*****This unit now includes digital versions of the activities. There are 72 google slides (includes differentiated set) and a movie version of the book.

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Scatter Plots Unit Includes:

  • 15 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 37 page book with recorded power point (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 14 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Worksheets
    • Identify linear and non-linear graphs (includes digital version)
    • Identify if trend lines are positive or negative (includes digital version)
    • Determine if the correlation is strong or weak (includes digital version)
    • Labeling parts and data from a scatter plot (includes digital version)
    • Ordering scatter plots from weakest to strongest correlation (includes digital version)
    • Real-life examples to work through (includes digital version)
  • Close worksheets to review concepts (includes digital version)
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)

Most activities (not book) are in color and BW.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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