Traveling Distances—Least Squares Regression

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Speed up your understanding of linear regression. The first installment of a nine-part Least Squares Regression unit focuses on linear regression in the context of traveling distances and speeds. Individuals graph data on a scatter plot and interpret the linear regression line and the correlation coefficient.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have scholars work in groups, especially if computer access is limited
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity requires buttons, crayons, and paper strips
  • Learners should have familiarity with slope, y-intercepts, and linear regression lines
Pros

  • Provides several different assessment options
  • Includes a very detailed lesson guide
Cons

  • None