A comprehensive overview of a bivariate data analysis, including scatter plots, formula use in spreadsheets, linearisation, regression equations and residual plots.
Before the Activity
This task brings several aspects of bivariate together so the assumption is that the students have worked through introductory exercises involving plotting bivariate data (scatter plots).
During the Activity
The pdf file leads students through the task in a stepwise manner. Students are not required to determine which transformation should be used. This is suitable for VCE Further Mathematics students.
After the Activity
Another file called Umbrellas on the Activities Exchange is suitable as either a follow up or pre cursor to this task.