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Key Curriculum Press Precalculus: Concepts and Applications Introduction to Linear Regression

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Exploration 8-1a: Introduction to Linear Regression is from Chapter 8: Fitting Functions to Data. Students will find the sum of the squares of the residuals for a function found by linear regression.

Before the Activity

Review the Teacher Resources PDF file.
Make copies of the Student Activity PDF file for your class.

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Find the sum of the squares of the residuals for a function found by linear regression


  • Directions:
  • Distribute the student activity sheets
  • Follow the procedures as outlined
  • After the Activity

    As a class, review student answers, discussing questions that appeared to be more challenging, and re-teaching as needed.