Scatter Plots and Lines of Fit

50 Minute Class, Algebra 1, Curriculum

Learning Goal: Understand how to write linear functions that provide a reasonable line of fit for data.

3 Act Math:


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  • Common Core
    • HSS.ID.B.6 – Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related.
    • HSS.ID.B.6.C – Fit a linear function for a scatter plot that suggests a linear association.
  • TEKS
    • A.4(B) –¬†compare and contrast association and causation in real-world problems
    • A.4(C) – write, with and without technology, linear functions that provide a reasonable fit to data to estimate solutions and make predictions for real-world problems