Types of Correlation Resource (Free Download)

Suitable for Year groups: 8, 9, 10, 11

Types of Correlation resource description

This pdf displays images and examples of different types of correlation on scatter graphs. Examples include no correlation, perfect, strong and weak positive and negative correlation.

Types of Correlation

This resource explains different types of correlation in statistics, which describes the relationship between two variables.


Why are correlations important?

Understanding correlation helps us:

  • Analyse relationships: Identify if changes in one variable relate to another.
  • Predict: Use data trends to predict possible outcomes.
  • Avoid misinterpretation: Understand that correlation isn't causation.


How can this resource help?

This resource provides clear explanations and visuals:

  • Types defined: Explains positive, negative, and no correlation.
  • Scatter plots: Shows how each type of correlation looks visually.
  • Real-world examples: Connect concepts to understandable scenarios.
  • Free PDF download: Offers an easily accessible reference tool.


Benefits for learners:

  • Improves understanding of relationships between variables.
  • Develops skills in interpreting scatter plots and correlations.
  • Supports learning about data analysis and trends.

This resource is perfect for teachers introducing correlation or providing revision support. It's also valuable for students needing extra practice or for parents helping with maths homework.



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