Instructional Activity# Example 2: Statistical Relationships

Lesson 6. Unit 6. Grade 8 EngageNY

EngageNY8 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 6, Unit 6, Grade 8. This example makes a very important point. While discussing this example with the class, make sure students understand the distinction between a statistical relationship and a cause-and-effect relationship. After discussing the example, ask students if they can think of other examples of numerical variables that might have a statistical relationship but which probably do not have a cause-and-effect relationship.