Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

#### Fitting Lines to Data

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Scatter the TV sales over weeks. Pupils create a scatter plot to display the number of TV sales over a period of several weeks. The interactive allows class members to create two lines of best fit. Then they determine which line fits...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Line of Best Fit

For Students 7th - 8th
In this line of best fit worksheet, students solve and complete 8 different problems that include plotting and creating their own lines of best fit on a graph. First, they study the samples at the top and plot the ordered pairs given on...
Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

#### Line of Best Fit

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Pupils work through a guided activity on fitting a linear equation to a set of data by entering the data into a calculator and trying to envision a line of best fit. They then have the calculator determine the least-squares line and...
Handout
Charleston School District

#### The Line of Best Fit

For Students 8th - 9th Standards
If it's warm, they will come! Learners find a line of best fit to show a relationship between temperature and beach visitors. Previous lessons in the series showed pupils how to create and find associations in scatter plots. Now, they...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Determining the Equation of a Line Fit to Data

For Teachers 8th Standards
What makes a good best-fit line? In the 10th part of a 16-part module, scholars learn how to analyze trend lines to choose the best fit, and to write equations for best-fit lines to make predictions.
Lesson Plan
West Contra Costa Unified School District

#### Correlation and Line of Best Fit

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Computers are useful for more than just surfing the Internet. Pupils first investigate scatter plots and estimate correlation coefficients. Next, they use Microsoft Excel to create scatter plots and determine correlation coefficients and...
Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

#### Linear Curve of Best Fit

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Is foot length to forearm length a linear association? The class collects data of fellow scholars' foot length and the length of their forearms. They plot the data and find a line of best fit. Using that line, they make predictions of...
Lesson Plan
Willow Tree

#### Approximating a Line of Best Fit

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You may be able to see patterns visually, but mathematics quantifies them. Here learners find correlation in scatterplots and write equations to represent that relationship. They fit a line to the data, find two points on the line, and...
Lesson Plan
American Statistical Association

#### What Fits?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The bounce of a golf ball changes the result in golf, mini golf—and a great math activity. Scholars graph the height of golf ball bounces before finding a line of best fit. They analyze their own data and the results of others to better...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Animal Brains

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Do big bodies make big brains? Let your learners decide whether there is an association between body weight and brain weight by putting the data from different animals into a scatterplot. They can remove any outliers and then make a line...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Scatter-Brained

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders graph ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. They create a scatterplot. Additionally, they determine the line of best fit and investigate the slope of the line. Multiple resources are provided. An excellent resource!
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Line of best fit

For Teachers 9th - 11th
In this Algebra I/Algebra II worksheet, learners determine the line of best fit for a scatter plot and use the information to make predictions involving interpolation or extrapolation.  The one page worksheet contains one multiple choice...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Scatter Diagrams and Curve Fitting

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In this Scatter Diagrams and Curve Fitting worksheet, students are guided in how to graph a scatter diagram (plot) and a Best Fit Line using a TI-83 graphing calculator.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Backpacking - Lesson 2 - How to Fit a BackpackBackpacking - Lesson 2 - How to Fit a Backpack

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Backpacking - Lesson 2 is part of an eight lesson unit on backpacking. This specific lesson is how to properly fit a backpack according to the length of a torso. Proper fit is important when carrying a load of substantial weight for...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### How Long Can You Go?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the usefulness of a line of best fit by collecting and graphing data, using a graphing calculator to determine the line of best fit, and making a variety of predictions. They watch a video, then design a...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### When Will We Ever Use This? Predicting Using Graphs

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Here are a set of graphing lessons that have a real-world business focus.  Math skills include creating a scatter plot or line graph, fitting a line to a scatter plot, and making predictions. These lessons are aimed at an algebra 1 level...
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Health Smart Virginia

#### Fitting In and Setting Healthy Boundaries

For Teachers 10th
Saying "No" isn't easy. Setting healthy boundaries and sticking to them takes practice. A series of exercises enables sophomores to practice these skills and reflect on the difference between fitting in and belonging.
Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

#### Curve of Best Fit

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Which function models the data best? Pupils work through several activities to model data with a variety of functions. Individuals begin by reviewing the shapes of the functions and finding functions that will fit plotted data points. By...
Lesson Plan
EngageNY

#### Informally Fitting a Line

For Teachers 8th Standards
Discover how trend lines can be useful in understanding relationships between variables with a lesson that covers how to informally fit a trend line to model a relationship given in a scatter plot. Scholars use the trend line to make...
Lesson Plan
Virginia Department of Education

#### Quadratic Curve of Best Fit

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Class members create a table of the number of chords that can be drawn given the number of points on a circle. Pupils analyze the data created, find a function to fit to it, and use the function to make further predictions.
Handout
Tennessee Pediatric Society Foundation

#### Commit to be Fit

For Students 6th - 12th
Staying physically fit takes time, energy, and commitment...but it can also be a lot of fun! This list includes 11 simple ways to stay motivated to exercise and will help your young athletes commit to a life of fitness and healthy living...
Activity
Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching

#### Ten Data Analysis Activities

For Students 9th - 12th
This thirteen page data analysis worksheet contains a number of interesting problems regarding statistics. The activities cover the concepts of average measurements, standard deviation, box and whisker plots, quartiles, frequency...
Lesson Plan
American Statistical Association

#### Scatter It! (Predict Billy’s Height)

For Teachers 8th Standards
How do doctors predict a child's future height? Scholars use one case study to determine the height of a child two years into the future. They graph the given data, determine the line of best fit, and use that to estimate the height in...
Activity
Curated OER