Students will generate an equation from data points based on minimizing the sum of squares of the vertical distances from each point.
Before the Activity
See the attached Activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.
During the Activity
Follow the procedures outlined in the activity.
Be able to minimize the vertical distances between the data points and possible regression curves using derivatives.
Determine the optimal curve of best fit.
After the Activity
Review student results
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary