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An Olympic Plot

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students find lines of best fit to model Olympic data.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

    • Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data
    • Make conjectures about possible relationships between two characteristics of a sample on the basis of scatterplots of the data and approximate lines of fit

    After the Activity

  • Review student answers
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary