Curve of Best Fit

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Which function models the data best? Pupils work through several activities to model data with a variety of functions. Individuals begin by reviewing the shapes of the functions and finding functions that will fit plotted data points. By collecting and plotting data, scholars find a curve that will model the data to make predictions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Develop a matching activity with graphs, equations, and types of functions
  • Confirm that pupils have the prerequisite background knowledge from other classes to successfully complete each activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires several materials such as circular regions, paper cups, paper towels, and M&Ms
Pros

  • Contains instructor notes for several of the activities
  • Includes extension activities to take the lesson further
Cons

  • None