Katherine Huffman & Brooke Norman

Exploring:

Line of Least Squares

Our goal for this project is to
introduce the concept of the line of least squares and implementing a
software program such as Fathom2. We will begin with class
generated statistics from a survey we have created. The students
will use the data collected in the survey to explore the concepts
associated with the line of least squares. Using Fathom2, the
students will construct a scatterplot of the data that will enable them
to visually manipulate a line of best fit. They will then be able
to compare their guestimate with the actual line, provided by
Fathom2. After the students have a basic understanding of the
line of least squares, the class will discuss the method used for
finding it by hand, as well as the concepts needed to complete this
process. Some of these concepts include correlation and
regression. Finally, the students will use Fathom2 to investigate
how to use a line of least squares in order to predict possible
outcomes.

Day 1: Introduction of Line of Least Squares Using Fathom2

Day 2: In class Investigation of Methods for Finding Line of Least Squares

Day 3: Using Line of Least Squares to Predict Outcomes of Data

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Day 1: Introduction of Line of Least Squares Using Fathom2

Day 2: In class Investigation of Methods for Finding Line of Least Squares

Day 3: Using Line of Least Squares to Predict Outcomes of Data

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