Correlation and Line of Best Fit

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Computers are useful for more than just surfing the Internet. Pupils first investigate scatter plots and estimate correlation coefficients. Next, they use Microsoft Excel to create scatter plots and determine correlation coefficients and equations for best-fit lines.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Team up with a computer instructor to teach the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Second half of lesson requires Microsoft Excel
  • Learners need to be able to write linear functions
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Incorporates technology in the math classroom
  • Includes answer key
Cons
  • Instructions for Microsoft Excel may be outdated based on the version available in your classroom