Fitting a Model to Data Teacher Resources
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Take a health-conscious approach to math and predict obesity in 2015 based on current data. Your learners can calculate their prediction through different methods and should be ready to discuss what factors can contribute to obesity. Solution methods include linear regression, graphing, creating a table, and proportional relationships.
7th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Bivariate Data – Grade 11
Eleventh graders determine a line of regression and coefficient of correlation for bivariate data. In this Algebra II lesson, 11th graders determine the relationship between the regression line and the correlation coefficients. This review lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn the material in a different way, including visually and symbolically.
Sending Messages to Space
High schoolers interpret a message sent to space using a radio telescope and draw inferences from the interpreted message. Working with a partner, they interpret data that scientists believe is a message from aliens. They work on organizing the message using mathematical concepts.
9th - 12th Science
Making Logic Out of Madness
Tenth graders organize and interpret data from a student health program. In this physical education lesson, 10th graders use a body composition analyzer over 8 weeks to determine the validity of a student health program. Data obtained is organized into tables and graphs.
Your young learners will discover how muscular strength and endurance can increase with this truly hands-on activity! Beginning by writing an acrostic for the word strength, class members then engage in tracking their ability to squeeze a clothespin with their non-dominant hands over the course of two weeks, recording both their predictions and actual results.
3rd - 8th Science
The Effect of Natural Selection on Genes, Traits and Individuals
Rotating through five stations, evolutionary biologists explore the question of how changes in DNA facilitate the changes in a population over time. High-quality, colorful cards of animals, skeletons, skulls, and DNA sequences can all be laminated for repetitive use at stations where learners investigate adaptations, morphology, genes, and analogous and homologous structures.
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
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.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Carbon Dioxide & Krill: Impacts
What effects do temperature and carbon dioxide levels have on the zooplankton of Antarctica? This concluding instructional activity in a short unit on climate change and the ocean helps environmental scientists answer these questions. After learning about current Antarctic research through the provided slide show, lab groups perform an experiment to see if brine shrimp respond to changes in their environments.
9th - 12th Science
Adventures With The Fish Pond: Population Modeling
Build up from the previous activity where your learners charted the population growth and decay of a fish pond with M&Ms®. Have them look at the data from that activity and create a Now-Next, or recursive equations, to predict the next year of change.
7th - 9th Math
Design a Better Drink Can
Students model volume and surface area algebraically. In this modeling volume and surface area algebraically lesson, students make tables and graphs of volume and surface area dimensions of soda cans. Students determine the soda can (cylinder) design with the smallest surface area, but largest volume.
9th - 12th Math
Learn how to explore the concept of linear functions. In this linear functions lesson, students collect linear data from a motion detector. Students walk to create a linear function. Students plot the points on a graph and determine a linear function to represent the data.
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Exploring Quadratic Data Using Translation and Dilation
Mathematicians analyze the vertex form of a parabola and find an approximate fit of a model. They explain the quadratic parabola function and its properties by developing quadratic models. They use translation and dilation to change the general parabola.
9th - 12th Math
The Heart of the Matter
Middle schoolers discuss importance of heart fitness, research essential questions relating to teen fitness, practice using heart rate monitors daily, collect and record information, and analyze information at end of quarter to determine whether their fitness has improved.
6th - 8th Health
Remembering Our Veterans
Eighth graders research a variety of military statistics while using the theme of Remebering Our Veterans. They use data management to plan and create a PowerPoint presentation with their findings. They incorporate different types of data displays to show off their analysis.