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Algebra I: Dinner Party
by Texas Instruments

Updated on December 01, 2014


In this activity, students investigate the total cost of a private party at each of three restaurants. They will model the cost of a party at each restaurant with the graph of a linear function.

Key Steps

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    First students enter the data given into lists on the calculator and create a scatter plot.

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    After analyzing the shape of the points, students will perform a linear regression.

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    Students know that the y-intercept of the line represents the flat room fee at Linear Bistro. They need to determine what the slope represents and estimate the y-intercept.