# Statistics Virtual Manipulatives

#### Scatterplot New!

This as another good manipulative for exploring Scatter graphs and the whole idea of correlation. It doesn't offer quite as much functinality as the one from Illuminations, but that can actually be an advantge at the early stages of understanding these ideas. This manipulative is used in the activity  Scattertastic - follow the link to see more on how to get the best out of this tool.

## Statistics Virtual Manipulatives

'Great tools, freely available on the web for teaching Statistics and Probability'

The following page lists some examples of some of the best freely available virtual manipulatives on the web for teaching Statistics and Probability. Where possible they will link to an example of how they can be used in the classroom. Entries are listed by topic subheading, although its not always easy to separate so its worth looking through the lists.

### Experimental Probability

Shodor have created this really useful online adjustable spinner to help students generate results from spinner experiments.  You can adjust the spinner to divide into different sized sectors with different colours creating single or multiple spins.  Look at the activity  In a Spin on this website to see how best to exploit this virtual manipulative.

### Scattergraphs

#### Illuminations: Lines of best fit

Terrific for plotting and playing with Scatter graphs. You can add, remove or move points. Guess and check the line of best fit and measure the correlation. All this allows for a whole range of different tasks. This manipulative is used in the activity  Scattertastic - follow the link to see more on how to get the best out of this tool.

#### Scatterplot

This as another good manipulative for exploring Scatter graphs and the whole idea of correlation. It doesn't offer quite as much functinality as the one from Illuminations, but that can actually be an advantge at the early stages of understanding these ideas. This manipulative is used in the activity  Scattertastic - follow the link to see more on how to get the best out of this tool.

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