At the Gas Pump

This At the Gas Pump performance task also includes:

Given the price of crude oil, gasoline, and diesel for the past several years, pupils plot the data to determine whether a correlation exists. Learners determine a regression line and predict the price of gasoline and diesel in the future. Scholars also check to see if a correlation exists between the amount of crude oil produced during the year and the price of its products. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Update the data to present time
  • Brainstorm other product that might be affected by the price of crude oil
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should understand how to find the regression line
Pros
  • Includes a list of assessment criteria and point values
  • Contains a sample benchmark solution
Cons
  • None