The Challenge Question

A research position becomes a modeling job. The introductory lesson in a series of nine presents the challenge of analyzing a set of bivariate data. The class brainstorms what the data may represent. Pupils must decide what is needed to model the data so they can better analyze it. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class research mathematical modeling using linear equations
  • Create groups for the brainstorming portions and have them record their ideas to share with the entire class
Classroom Considerations

  • The class members should be familiar with graphing points
Pros

  • The resource promotes the use of journaling
  • The teacher is encouraged to guide the discussion toward the topics of the upcoming lessons
Cons

  • None
Common Core