Education Technology

You Are What You Eat

Updated on 12/01/2014

Activity Overview

Students are introduced to modeling linear data through an investigation of comparing grams of fat and calories in fast food hamburgers.

Key Steps

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    Students use linear regression to investigate the relationship between the number of calories and the number of grams of fat in fast food hamburgers.

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    Students set up and equation to relate calories vs. grams of fat by plotting the data as a scatter plot, then find the line of best fit.

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    Students compare the equation found with the regression equation. They examine how similar or different the equations are.