Do Homework?

To complete homework or not to complete homework ... that is the question. Decide whether it makes a difference on finals by doing homework. Individuals create a scatter plot and find a line of best fit for data on the percent of assignments completed and the final grade in a class. The project-based learning activity has two sets of data, one from a math class and the other from a geology class, to analyze.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Edit the letters to be from the teacher and another teacher in the school to make them more relevant to the class
Classroom Considerations
  • One of the letters contains actual data while the other has random data
  • Pupils should know how to plot data on a scatter plot
Pros
  • Includes instructions on how to create a scatter plot in Excel
  • The handouts are in both Doc and PDF formats
Cons
  • None