Correlation and Causation – Playlist and Teaching Notes
In this playlist, students explore standard HS.S-ID.9. They will distinguish between correlation and causation. Students will be asked to think of reasons besides correlation that might explain why two variables are related. Students look at examples of graphs and are guided through determining correlation or causation. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.

The playlist includes:
• 4 links to instructional videos or texts
��� 4 links to practice quizzes or activities
• Definitions of key terms, such as correlation coefficient and lurking variable
• Visual examples of graphs and how to use them to interpret correlation or causation

Accompanying Teaching Notes include:
• A review of key terminology
• Links to additional practice quizzes or activities on certain parts of the standard, such as causation
• Links to video tutorials for students struggling with certain parts of the standard, such as misinterpreting correlation for causation

For more teaching and learning resources on related standards, visit
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  • CorrelationandCausationPlaylistandTeachingNotes-(2).zip

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Created: Dec 9, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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