Department of Mathematics Education

# EMAT 6700, J. Wilson

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.

## Directions

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.