Automobile Mileage: Age vs. Mileage—Least Squares Regression

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Same data, different interpretation. Learners investigate the relationship between the age of a car and mileage. Using an independent variable of age rather than production year results in a positive linear association.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Resource suggests using the same groups as in the previous lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils must be familiar with scatter plots and linear regression
  • Learners should be aware of positive and negative associations
Pros

  • Gives a list of possible extension questions
  • Provides a handout for the activity
Cons

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