Lesson plan

Lesson 6: Using and Interpreting a Mathematical Model

teaches Common Core State Standards 8.F.B http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards
teaches Common Core State Standards 8.SP.A http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards

Lesson 6: Using and Interpreting a Mathematical Model

In the last in the sequence of three lessons, students analyze the model and use it to make a prediction and to draw conclusions. They interpret mathematical features of their model (slope and intercepts of the line), and discuss limitations of the model.

Lesson overview

  • 6.1 Optional Activity: Using a Mathematical Model
  • 6.2 Optional Activity: Interpreting a Mathematical Model

Learning goals:

  • Interpret a scatter plot and line of fit that model temperature and latitude, and explain (orally) limitations of the model.
  • Use a mathematical model of bivariate data to make predictions (in writing).

Learning goals (student facing):

  • Let’s use a model to make some predictions.

Glossary:

  • Access the complete Grade 8 glossary.

 

 

 

 

 

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