Education Technology

Testing the Vitruvian Man

Published on 09/09/2010

Activity Overview

Students collect height and wingspan measurements and plot the data. They will then determine a line of best fit using a movable line.

Key Steps

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    Students will collect data on height and wingspan. Each student can measure his/her height and wingspan, using centimeters or inches.

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    Students will create a scatter plot of the data on a Data & Statistics page. They are to then describe the scatter plot using terms such as positive or negative association and linear or non-linear.

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    Students will add a movable line to the scatter plot and then adjust it to create a line of best fit. They will identify properties a best fit line should have and then justify why they think their line best fits the data.