Education Technology

Science: Science TODAY™ - Breast Cancer Risks
by USA TODAY Education

Published on October 17, 2008

Overview

The USA TODAY Snapshot® "Breast Cancer Risks" shows the percentage of women in several age categories that, statistically, develop breast cancer. In this activity, students will calculate the overall percent chance that a woman has of being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Key Steps

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    Students make a scatterplot of the data on a woman's risk of developing breast cancer and then make predictions using various math models.









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    A linear regression is compared with a logistic regression in answering questions about the data.









    Note: TODAY is a trademark of USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co., Inc.