March 11, 2005
This activity reveals the incidence of obesity in the United States. Students will analyze "The USA's expanding weight problem" and other data to construct a graph, analyze the trends in the data, and make predictions about the future.
Data from 1997 to 2003 on the percentage of obese U.S. adults over 20 is analyzed.
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Students graph the data and fit a linear regression to the data to be able to predict a future value.
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