Fitting a Model to Data Teacher Resources
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Exploring Linear Data
Math whizzes model linear data in a variety of settings that range from the cost of car repairs, to bike jumps, to drug dosages. Learners construct scatterplots, interpret data points, and trends. They figure out and write linear equations that fit the situations. The lesson plan comes with links to activity sheets to be used in class.
Focus on Economic Data: Consumer Price Index and Inflation, March , 2012
Learners use the CPI-U index to determine how inflation changes have affected consumerism, labor, and the urban landscape. Young economists take a critical look at some hard-hitting data to explore the similarities in inflation rates related to the CPI from the past few years.
Line of Best Fit
Eighth graders graph a scatter plot and analyze it. In this math instructional activity, 8th graders plot their data using coordinate pairs, creating scatter plots. They draw the line of best fit and must come up with an equation for that line. They use the Ti to graph their results.
Students Analyze Data With Scatter Plots
Scatter plot lessons can help students create different types of graphs by hand or with the aid of technology.
Up and Down: Damped Harmonic Motion
Pupils observe and record the motion data for a given object. Using TI-Nspire software technology and a CBR2 or Go-Motion motion detector, students collect and analyze motion data to determine frequency and amplitude. Pupils use an exponential function to model damping. They compare the model data to experimental data.
What's the Relationship?
Twelfth graders explore data and conduct analysis based upon using logarithmic substitution. They can use a graphing calculator to help in the process or other technology can be substituted like a computer program.
M&M Exponential Activity
Young scholars create a scatter plot of their experimental data. In this algebra lesson plan, students use M&M's to determine an algebraic model. They discuss results in class.
The Velocity Of The Bouncing Ball
Students engage in a study of velocity while testing the speed increases or decreases while bouncing a ball. They graph the experiment and conduct an analysis of the data. The lesson incorporates the use of technology and the graphing calculator.
Don't Lose Your Load!
Young scholars create graphs using collected data. In this algebra lesson, students use spreadsheet in Excel to create graphs to interpret their data and make predictions. They rewrite word problems using algebraic expressions.
Prepare bags of colored candies according to the manufacturers' claimed proportions. Let your statisticians take samples and combine results and compare them to the theoretical probabilities for choosing each color. Data tables, probability cards, and an assessment are included for you to provide to your class. This lesson is pertinent to performing Common Core tasks, making it a sweet addition to your mathematics curriculum!
Modeling a Basketball Throw
Play ball! High schoolers explore the concept of quadratic equations through modeling how shooting a basketball can be expressed as a quadratic function. They impose a coordinate grid on the path of a shooting basketball and determine points to model the data. Additionally, they enter data into lists and perform a quadratic regression on the data.
Using Matrices for Data
In this matrices for data worksheet, 9th graders solve and complete 29 various types of problems that include using matrices to illustrate data. First, they determine the sum, difference and scalar product for each matrices shown. Then, students write the equation of the line of best fit that models the data in the table. They also find the measures of central tendency and range for data.
Modeling the Keeling Curve with Excel
In this modeling the Keeling Curve instructional activity, students use given data beginning in 1960 to create a mathematical model for the changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide over time. Students manipulate the equation to predict the carbon dioxide concentrations for the future.
Exponential Models: Rhinos and M & M'S
The objectives of this lesson plan are for students to explore the patterns of exponential models in tables, graphs, and symbolic forms and to apply what they have learned to make predictions in a real situation.
Data Analysis Using Technology
Analyze data using technology. Middle schoolers design data investigations, describe data, and draw their own conclusions. Then they select the best type of graph, graph and interpret the data, and look for patterns in trends. They also use a graphing calculator to investigate and to communicate their results. Designed for use with Texas Instruments calculators, the resource can adapt to low-tech classrooms as well.
A Model of the Sea-floor
Students create a paper model to illustrate sea-floor spreading.
Third World Rocket Stove Models
Students research available designs of the "rocket". They develop plans, and utilize materials to construct such stoves. They test the prototypes, gather data on effectiveness, make modifications, and eventually report on their efforts.
New! Heart Rate and Exercise
What is the relationship among the heart, circulation, and exercise? Your class members will explore first-hand how different physical exercises affect an individual's heart rate. They will begin by learning how to measure their own heart rate, and then working individually or in partners, will analyze the effect of such activities as breathing deeply, doing jumping jacks, and listening to fast music. Finally, your young scientists will learn about the relationship between the body's need for more oxygen during physical activity and the heart's effort to deliver that oxygen. This is the third resource in a series of fitness and physical activity lessons.
Watching Your Weight
Students explore the concept of scatter plots. In this scatter plots lesson, students collect data by simulating a seesaw. Students collect data about distance and weight. Students plot the data on their graphing calculator and find a line of best fit to model the data.
Pennies, Pressure, Temperature, and Light
Students explore a variety of relationships using pennies, pressure, temperature, light and pendulums to determine the algebraic equation that best represents the pattern modeled by the variables involved in each situation.