Education Technology

Exploring The Golden Arches

Published on 08/29/2005

Activity Overview

Using given nutritional information of popular items from McDonald's, the students will develop and test a conjecture based on the given information. The students will analyze the two-variable data using the graphics calculator by creating a scatter plot and regression equation.

Before the Activity

The students should have experience creating a scatter plot from information entered into a list. The students should be able to adjust a viewing window. The students will need to know how to find a regression equation equation using the graphics calculator.

During the Activity

The students should work in groups of two to explore conjectures for the given nutritional information.

After the Activity

Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary