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Eighth graders examine the usefulness of a line of best fit by collecting and graphing data, using a graphing calculator to determine the line of best fit, and making a variety of predictions. They watch a video, then design a mathematical model to predict how many rubber bands will be needed to have a water balloon bungee jump a given height without hitting the ground.
Pupils create a scatter plot for bivariate data and find the trend line to describe the correlation for the sports teams. In this scatter plot lesson, students analyze data, make predictions,and use observations about sports data using a scatter plot to find the line of best fit. Pupils explore a website and worksheets to complete the project. Students also write an essay and complete a quiz for assessment.
In this line of best fit activity, students solve and complete 8 different problems that include plotting and creating their own lines of best fit on a graph. First, they study the samples at the top and plot the ordered pairs given on the graph to the right. Then, students respond to the questions that follow using their graph and information to help them.