Using a Calculator to Find the Equation of a Function

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Can you see the function in the table? A calculator activity helps learners analyze data tables. They use technology to create scatter plots and calculate a regression function to fit the data. This is the first in a series of two lessons.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the first activity as a class opener to review the steps of calculating a regression function
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects knowledge of the different parent functions
  • Requires graphing calculators for their regression functions
Pros

  • Includes questions for assessment
  • Provides ideas for extension
Cons

  • None
Common Core