Scatter Plot

Pronunciation: /ˈskæ.tər plɒt/ Explain

A scatter plot is a graph of a set of discrete data points. Scatter plots are used to show trends in discrete data. A scatter plot can also be called scatter diagram.

Click on the blue points and drag them to change the figure.

Manipulative 1 - Scatter Plot Created with GeoGebra.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, scatter plot. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 161. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Scatter Plot. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.

Revision History

12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
7/18/2018: Changed title to common format. (McAdams, David E.)
5/5/2011: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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