Lesson 12

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.

Teacher Notes for IM 6–8 Math Accelerated
This optional lesson is the third of a sequence of three lessons that can be done any time after the fifth unit of the course.

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


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