Modeling with Polynomials—An Introduction (part 2)

Linear, quadratic, and now cubic functions can model real-life patterns. High schoolers create cubic regression equations to model different scenarios. They then use the regression equations to make predictions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Form collaborative groups to complete the exercises in the lesson; monitor scholars to identify and misconceptions, and to ensure understanding
Classroom Considerations

  • Begins as an extension of the previous lesson in the series
  • Learners should already have experience with regression equations
Pros

  • Encourages learners to try different models to determine the best regression model for the data
  • Provides both guided and independent practice problems with answer keys
Cons

  • None