. Grade 8, Illustrative icon

Texting and Grades I

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

The student should address the form of the relationship (linear, curved, etc.), direction (positive or negative), and strength of the relationship between the two variables, and also point out any unusual observations. The scatter plot shows a moderate negative linear relationship between the number of texts a student sends and his or her GPA. There is one outlier that has a particularly low GPA and high number of texts sent, though it is in keeping with the overall pattern.

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