Exploring Linear Data

From the cost of car repairs, to bike jumps, and even to drug dosages, linear equations come in handy everywhere. Learners create scatter plots and interpret any linear trends. They write linear regression equations that fit the situations and solve some real-world problems in the process.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class research their own set of data for homework and see if a linear regression would be appropriate
Classroom Considerations

  • Internet access is necessary if pupils will be using the Line of Best Fit tool
  • Scholars should have experience with scatter plots and linear regression
Pros

  • Includes several options for assessment and extension
  • Provides activity sheets for each portion of the lesson
Cons

  • None