Automobile Mileage: Year vs. Mileage—Least Squares Regression

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Put your class in the driver's seat when it comes to understanding connections of car characteristics. Young mathematicians investigate the relationship between automobile production year and mileage. Creating a scatter plot and a regression line helps with this task.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils collect their own class data for the topic
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be familiar with linear regression
  • Builds on knowledge from previous lessons (this is the fifth of nine lessons in the Least Squares Regression unit)
Pros

  • Includes a list of questions to guide discussion
  • Provides a link to an applet if graphing calculators are not available
Cons

  • None