Correlation & Causality – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on correlation and causality that explores correlation on scatter graphs and looks at the relationship between correlation and causality. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objectives

  • To distinguish between positive, negative and no correlation using lines of best fit.
  • To interpret correlation in terms of the problem.
  • To understand that correlation does not imply causality.

Who is this Lesson For?

This pack is designed for GCSE higher or foundation tier students. It could also be used with Key Stage 3 students.

What is Included?

Included in this download are the following:

  • Full lesson plan for the ‘Correlation & Causality’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • Student Worksheet on Correlation & Causality
  • Correlation & Causality Ready Drawn Axis
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the fifth lesson in the ‘Scatter Graphs’ unit of work (the unit is also available as a pack including homework activities and a unit assessment).

The other lessons in the unit are: