Body Measurement Activity

This Body Measurement Activity performance task also includes:

Don't keep the resource at an arm's length. A hands-on activity has scholars measure the heights, arm spans, hair lengths, and foot lengths of their classmates. They create scatter plots to determine if there is a correlation between pairs of variables and to find the curve of best fit.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the data set in the sample response if time is an issue
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should be familiar with different function types (linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic)
  • Prior work with regression is necessary
Pros
  • Includes a student handout with data tables to fill in
  • Provides a checklist for learners and teachers to use in assessing work
Cons
  • None
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