Unit Plan

Real World Data

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Make math class feel more real by using real-world data. Scholars research or collect data on several different topics, such as nutrition, the motion of moving objects, cooling curves, and daylight hours. They create scatter plots using a spreadsheet program and determine which type of function would best fit the data by applying regression analysis.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Team up with various science teachers for the lessons
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should be able to create scatter plots and best-fit curves on a spreadsheet program
  • Experience with regression analysis is necessary
Pros
  • Provides student worksheets
  • Includes options for assessment
Cons
  • None
Common Core