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Learning Exercise

Material: Least Squares
Submitted by: Kurt Cogswell on Jul 23, 2004
Date Last Modified: Jul 23, 2004
Title: Slope and Y-intercept
Description: This assignment was created by Sue Bertelson of Brookings High School, Brookings, South Dakota. It demonstrates the relations of the least squares procedure to the regression line associated with a set of data points.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Team, Unsupervised
Topics: Least squares, regression line, slope, y-intercept
Course: Algebra, Modeling
Audience: College General Ed, High School
Prerequisites Skills: Linear equations
Learning Objectives: Students will plot data points. Students will interpret the positive slope of a line as a rate of change. Students will interpret the meaning of a line in the context of real life data. Students will be introduced to the least square regression line.
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