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Middle and high schoolers collect and analyze their data. In this statistics instructional activity, pupils analyze graphs for linear regression as they discuss the relationship of the function to the number of rubber bands and the distance of the Barbie falling.
8th - 11th Math 3 Views 37 Downloads
The Barbie Bungee Drop
What do math, bungee jumping, and Barbie® have in common? Young adventure seekers use rubber bands as bungee cords to predict a thrilling, but safe, jump for their doll. First, test jumps are conducted with a few rubber bands. Then more rubber bands are added until a graph can be built and a prediction equation can be calculated.
7th - 10th Math 3 Views 17 Downloads
What a great lesson plan! Using a Barbie doll and a rubber band bungee cord, learners conduct an experiment. Learners identify how the length of the cord, the weight of the doll, and other elements effected the success of the experiment. Note: Barbie can be replaced with a beanie-baby type doll, if desired.
7th - 11th Math 3 Views 18 Downloads
Unit 13: Graphs, Correlation, Line of Best Fit
Young scholars explore the concepts of graphs, correlations, line of best fit, and the dipstick problem. In this graph, correlation, line of best fit and dipstick problem lesson, students solve problems on the above mentioned topics. Young scholars draw scatter plots, determine correlations, find lines of best fit, and graph to solve each problem in the lesson.
10th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 14 Downloads
Lines of Fit
Students graph an equation and analyze the data. In this algebra lesson, students graph scatter plots and identify the line of best fit using positive correlation, negative correlation an d no correlation. They apply their data analysis to word problems.
10th - 11th Math 3 Views 7 Downloads
Students work in pairs to test the strength of spaghetti strands. They collect and graph data to determine a line of best fit. Students create a linear equation to interpret their data. Based on the data collected, students predict results with 10 strands of spaghetti.
8th - 9th Math 6 Views 55 Downloads
Shake It Up with Scatterplots
Students identify how to use a scatterplot to compare two sets of data to determine if they are related. Then they identify and describe the definition of regression line (the "line of best fit"). Students also identify how scientists and actuaries use math and data to study earthquake probability.
6th - 8th Math 4 Views 18 Downloads
On Fire Lesson 2 - Investigating Fire Environments
In the context of western wildfires, mathematicians discover how a variable can be used to solve problems. They read about wildfires, construct variable equations, and then learn to graph results in scatter-plot fashion to determine if there are relationships between flame length and vegetation type.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Dense is Salt Water?
Young schoolers explore the concept of linear regression. They determine the mass and density of salt water. Pupils add salt to water and record the density as salinity increases, and perform a linear regression on the data to model the data with a linear function.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How Many Frogs?
Learners explore the concept of linear regression. In this linear regression lesson, students find the line of best fit for a set of data pertaining to a frog population. Learners use their line of best fit to predict the frog population in a certain year.
9th - 10th Math 3 Views 10 Downloads
Taking Its Toll
Students explore ratios. In this rates instructional activity, students create a ratio to compare the price of a toll to the distance travelled. They compute the average cost per mile, determine the slope between two ordered pairs, and make predictions according to given data.
7th - 9th Math 3 Views 14 Downloads
View Tubes: Student Worksheet
Here is a activity that is almost a lesson! In it, learners conduct an experiment in which they determine the size of objects when viewed through viewing tubes. This resource has all of the instructions and tables necessary to complete the exercise.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Bouncing Ball Experiment
Learners bounce a ball from different heights and measure the height of the bounce. In this linear relations lesson plan, students collect data by bouncing a ball from various heights. Learners collect data on the height of the bounces and graph the information.
9th - 12th Math 10 Views 22 Downloads
Linear Regression (y = mx + b)
Mathematics minds explore linear equations. In this Algebra I instructional activity, young scholars generate a scatter plot and use the data analysis to find the linear regression equation and the r value. TI-nspire handheld and appropriate software are necessary.
9th - 10th Math 3 Views 21 Downloads
In this lesson, rubber bands are used as bungee cords to predict a thrilling, but safe, jump for Barbie. Algebra learners collect data, build a scatter plot, build a linear prediction equation to model a final jump. There a number of similiar lessons to this on the web, this is one of the most complete.
7th - 9th Math 7 Views 139 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Equation of a Line
For this equation of a line worksheet, 9th graders solve and complete 4 different multiple choice problems. First, they use the median fit method to determine the equation that most likely represents the line of best fit for the data shown in the scatterplot.
9th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads