# Activities

• • • ##### Subject Area

• Math: Statistics: Confidence Intervals

• ##### Author 9-12

45 Minutes

• ##### Device
• TI-Nspire™ CX/CX II
• TI-Nspire™ CX CAS/CX II CAS
• TI-Nspire™ Navigator™
• TI-Nspire™
• TI-Nspire™ CAS
• ##### Software

TI-Nspire™
TI-Nspire™ CAS

3.0

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Slope - Confidence Interval and Hypothesis Test

#### Activity Overview

This lesson involves investigating the confidence interval and hypothesis test for the slope of a regression line.

#### Objectives

• Students will be able to identify the conditions that need to be met to perform inference procedures for the slope of a regression line.
• Students will be able to interpret the results of a hypothesis test for slope and write the conclusion in context.
• Students will be able to calculate the degrees of freedom for inference procedures on bivariate data.
• Students will be able to interpret a confidence interval for the slope in context.

#### Vocabulary

• bivariate data
• confidence interval
• degrees of freedom
• hypothesis test for slope
• least-squares regression
• normal probability plot
• p-value
• residual
• scatterplot
• slope

#### About the Lesson

This lesson involves investigating the confidence interval and hypothesis test for the slope of a regression line.
As a result, students will:

• Check the conditions for inference for slope by inspecting a scatterplot of the data, the normal probability plot, and a plot of the residuals.
• Write the appropriate null and alternative hypotheses for the given scenario, determine the degrees of freedom for the data, and interpret the results of a hypothesis test for the slope.
• Analyze the results of a hypothesis test performed on the TI-Nspire, make a decision to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis, and write their conclusion in the context of the situation.
• Calculate and interpret a confidence interval in context.
• Compare the information they get about the relationship from a hypothesis test and from a confidence interval.