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**Department of Mathematics Education**

SAT

J. Matt Tumlin

Students will learn that algebra can be used to describe
patterns. In this project, they will
analyze patterns. Before the students
complete the activity, discuss it as a class.

To motivate students, ask if anyone has taken the SAT. Ask if anyone is planning on taking the SAT.

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You can have students can work in pairs. For Part A, each student should draw the
scatter plot and complete the questions about the scatter plot. Partners can then compare scatter plots to
see how closely they match. Why
is theirs different from their partners?

For Part B, the students should draw the scatter plot and
complete the questions about the scatter plot.
Partners can then compare scatter plots to see how closely they
match. Why is theirs different
from their partners? . Be sure the
students understand that their scatter plots are approximations. There is no one right answer.

This problem has many aspects you can go into, scatter plots,
patterns, graphing with coordinates, representing linear patters, and
correlations. It also has many entry and
exit points.