Does Ice Cream Makes the Sun Shine?: A Lesson on Correlation vs. Causation
This lesson for high school math classes helps students understand the distinction between correlation and causation and how it can impact the decisions we make related to our physical health, wellbeing, and relationships. Students will learn how scatter plots can help them determine the type of correlation the data presents. They will also learn to question superstitious behaviors that often result from confusing correlation and causation and be aware of regression to the mean. Click the thumbnails below to access the lesson plans!