Doggie Data: It's a Dog's Life

Develop a straight interpretation with the aid of technology. Using real-world data, pupils construct a scatter plot and find a best fit line with the assistance of technology. Learners interpret the slope and the y-intercept within the context of the data.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class find data and sort based upon whether the y-intercept makes sense
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals need to know how to create scatter plots and write linear equations
  • Class members need access to computers with spreadsheets
Pros

  • Includes information on how to create a scatter plot and linear regression in spreadsheets
  • Contains questions to use to guide the discussion
Cons

  • None