Lesson 6

Using and Interpreting a Mathematical Model

Lesson Narrative

In the last in the sequence of three lessons, students analyze the model and use it to make a prediction and to draw conclusions. They interpret mathematical features of their model (slope and intercepts of the line), and discuss limitations of the model.


Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Interpret a scatter plot and line of fit that model temperature and latitude, and explain (orally) limitations of the model.
  • Use a mathematical model of bivariate data to make predictions (in writing).

Student Facing

Let’s use a model to make some predictions.

CCSS Standards

Addressing

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