 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.

IM 6–8 Math was originally developed by Open Up Resources and authored by Illustrative Mathematics, and is copyright 2017-2019 by Open Up Resources. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). OUR's 6–8 Math Curriculum is available at https://openupresources.org/math-curriculum/.