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Text Messaging is Time Consuming! What Gives?

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The more you text, the less you study. Have classes test this hypothesis or another question related to text messages. Using real data, learners use technology to create a scatter plot and calculate a regression line. They create a dot plot to analyze the correlation coefficients.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask learners to find and organize the data of interest as a homework assignment; use class time for data analysis
Classroom Considerations
  • Prior to the activity, pupils should be proficient with using technology to find regression lines
  • Requires laptops with Internet access and graphing calculators
  • Provides possible extension ideas for early finishers
  • Includes an activity handout to follow through the lab analysis
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