Students will visualize the relationship between two variables, look for correlation and speculate as to causality. They will explore the trend line as a set of statistics which summarize the data and allow for estimation of additional data points. They will use the calculator to find the line of best fit and the correlation coefficient and interpret these in the context of the real world data. This mission is aligned with Common Core State Standards: HSS.ID.B.6, HSS.ID.C.7, HSS.ID.C.8, HSS.ID.C.9.
The fun stuff:
NBA scoring and height, rebounds and height, corn and coffee, mpg and mass, surfing and happiness, vocabulary and reading! Are there correlations? Is there causality? Can we find a line of best how good is that fit? Students explore relationships between two variables. They also get to create their own data sets. Super interesting and accessible mission!
The zip file includes:
★The mission. (10 pages).
★A two-page Quick Start guide for teachers. Detailed and helpful!
★Selected Answers in pdf form.
★Selected Answers online, password protected. For students to correct at home!
The mission includes:
•Correlation and causality in the NBA.
•Coffee vs. corn production, graph and correlation-causality discussion.
•Graphing mpg vs. mass of selected cars, then on graphing calculator, correlation coefficient.
•More data sets, and students make up some.
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