Lesson on scatter graphs inspired by Africa Counts, Claudia Zaslavsky’s excellent book on African mathematics and the work of Leonardo and Vitruvius. Use the Excel file to input pupil measurements and some scatter graphs will be drawn automatically (use to check pupil work). Worksheets provided, advice on collection of measurements etc.

The gif below is included in the ActivInspire and PowerPoint files.

Ideas originally from Activity Maths 6 and 7 (1991)

Further Reading

Africa Counts by Claudia Zaslavsky 

The Genesis of Form: from chaos to geometry by Mark Verstockt