Students will understand patterns, relations. and functions using mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships.
Before the Activity
Provide each student with a copy of the attached .pdf document.
During the Activity
Students will:Analyze differences in a set of data to determine the degree of the polynomial that will fit the data.
Copy lists and use the "change in list" command to analyze change.
Set up and examine scatter plots to determine the degree of the polynomial that will fit the data.
After the Activity
Review student answers
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary