Height Scatterplot Lab

This Height Scatterplot Lab lesson plan also includes:

Don't just dip your toe in ... place a foot into the investigation of heights. The class collects the foot length and height of each member before creating a scatter plot of the data and estimating a best fit line. Using a graphing calculator, pupils determine the equation of the linear regression line and use it to predict the height given the length of a person's foot.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask learners how an outlier in the data would affect the best fit line and discuss as a class
  • Have the class come to an agreement on the measurement methods to ensure quality data collection
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should be familiar with scatter plots and associations
Pros

  • Provides a chart to organize the data
  • Includes directions to find the linear regression using a calculator
Cons

  • None