Education Technology

Math TODAY - Breast Cancer Risks

Published on 04/29/2004

Activity Overview

Students will explore data that will be modeled by a logistic function. Students will have the opportunity to study real-life data and create a mathematical function to model the data. Students will use the mathematical model to make a prediction.

Before the Activity

See the attached Teacher Edition PDF file for notes and guidelines for this activity. The Technology Guide PDF file includes step-by-step calculator instructions with screen shots.

If you are using the TI-Navigator™ Classroom Learning System, see the TI-Navigator Basic Skills Guide PDF file for information on how the system can be integrated into your activity.

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Identify and interpret non-linear data
  • Read and interpret graphs
  • Model data with a logistic function


  • Directions:
  • Distribute the Student Edition PDF file to your class.
  • Follow the activity procedures outlined in the student document.
  • You may use the Transparency PDF file to display a large image of the USA TODAY graphic during the activity.
  • After the Activity

    Distribute the assessment questions or send the attached LearningCheck™ assessment to your class to gauge student understanding of the concepts presented in the activity.