Is it Really a Small World After All?

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Working in groups, learners research four countries' populations over the past 30 years. Using the data collected, the teams find regression equations that best fit the data. Taking the regression equations, they then make predictions for population counts and growth amounts for future years. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Update worksheet to make predictions into the future and to use latest data available
  • Lead a discussion on how to determine which equation leads to the best fit of the data
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should be familiar with creating a scatter plot and finding regression equations using technology
  • Contains a link to the World Bank website to gather country populations
  • Includes a sample benchmark solution
  • None
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