Task: How Long Should Shoe Laces Really Be?

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Your eighth grade learners are asked to analyze and graph linear data collected by fifth graders in order to prepare a report of recommendations on the length of shoe laces for shoe manufacturers. Given the bivariate data, learners produce a scatter plot and find the best fit line to produce a linear model. Lastly, they use the model to communicate back information to the fifth grade class and help create a report to send to the shoe manufacturers.

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  • Contact your fifth grade teachers to set up this collaborative lesson that can be expanded to include writing, reading, and mathematics for both fifth and eighth grade. 
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