My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of a scatterplot:

  • It is a way to graphically organize a set of bivariate data.

  • It plots data as ordered pairs on a coordinate grid.

  • It can show the relationship between two sets of data.

  • It can show any correlation between the two variables.


graph representing univariate data

Have each student in your class measure his/her height and hand-span and record both measurements. Then, create your own scatterplot with this data at this link. Sample data is included, as well.


Hours Spent Studying Each Week is a histogram.
graph representing univariate data

graph representing univariate data

TEKS: 5(9)(B), 5(9)(C), 8(5)(C), 8(11)(A)