In this fun activity students will solve the mystery of the stolen art by collecting data on classmate's standing long jump and height. Students will create a scatter plot and line of best fit for their data; then use their data to make predictions for the 5 suspects. Students will create a one page investigate report to discuss their procedure of investigation, their conclusion, and the strength of their conclusion by interpreting the correlation coefficient.
Measure using Rulers
Convert Feet and Inches
Create Scatter Plots
Label Proper Intervals for X and Y Axis
Create Lines of Best Fit (with technology) and Draw onto Scatter Plot
Use Equation to Make Predictions
Interpret Correlation Coefficient
Summarize in Paragraph Form
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.MATH.HSS.ID.B.6 Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related.
CCSS.MATH.HSS.ID.B.6.A Fit a function to the data; use function fitted to data to solve problems in the context of the data.
CCSS.MATH.HSS.ID.C.8 Compute (using technology) and interpret the correlation coefficient of a linear fit.
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