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# Statistics:Scatter Plots and Lines of Best Fit MYSTERY ACTIVITY

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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.

Skills Used:
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.

Rubric included.

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This topic is also covered in:
Algebra State Exam Prep: Study Guide w/ Notes and 2 Practice Tests

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