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Investigate the relationship between height and arm span. Young statisticians measure the heights and arm spans of each class member and create a scatter plot using the data. They draw a line of best fit and use its slope to explain the relationship between the two variables.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Collaborate with a biology teacher for the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • A centimeter tape measure is necessary for the activity
  • Individuals should be able to create scatter plots
Pros

  • Professional-looking graphs
  • Uses actual class data, which makes the activity more relevant to pupils
Cons

  • None