8.5 Relationships in Data

Beginning Lesson

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Scale Factor

Who should win extreme weight loss competitions? Students use linear functions and lines-of-best-fit to predict results from Season 8 of The Biggest Loser and discuss whether such examples of extreme weight loss are realistic and sustainable.

Topic: Statistics and Probability (SP)

Middle Lesson

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The Reel Deal

How has the length of popular movies changed over time? Students use scatterplots to examine linear and nonlinear patterns in data and make predictions about the future.

Topic: Statistics and Probability (SP)

End Lesson

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Let Down Your Hair

How fast does hair grow? Students analyze a scatterplot, create a line of best fit, and interpret slope as the rate of hair growth over time.

Topic: Functions (F), Statistics and Probability (SP)