Analyzing Residuals (Part 2)

Learn about patterns in residual plots with an informative math lesson plan. Two examples make connections between the appearance of a residual plot and whether a linear model is the best model apparent. The problem set and exit ticket demonstrate ways to analyze a residual plot to determine if a data set has a linear or nonlinear relationship. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Sort the exit tickets based upon responses to create groups or a short review for the next class period
  • Provide a variety of scatter plots and ask the class for predictions of what the residual plots will look like
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson 18 of a 20-lesson module

  • Builds upon previous learning of residual plots
  • Helpful in conjunction with previous lessons in the module or after another lesson on creating residual plots

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