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Mathematics

Statistics and Probability

Critical Content

Power Standards

  • Construct a model for a scatter plot and use the equation of the model to solve problems. (8.SP.2-3)

 

Concepts and Skills

* Power Standard Content

  • * Create scatter plots
  • * Find equations for lines of best fit (informally)
  • Identify patterns in bivariate categorical data

 

Critical Language

Language Usage

  • A student in 8th grade will demonstrate the ability to apply and comprehend critical language by explaining how to find equations of line of best fit using scatter plots.

 

Content-Specific Vocabulary

  • Scatter plot
  • Line of best fit
  • Bivariate categorical data

 

Process-Specific Vocabulary

  • Create
  • Identify
  • Construct
  • Pattern

 

Concept-Based Connections

Essential Understandings

  • Scatter plots are tools for modeling real-world situations.

 

Factual Guiding Questions

  • How do you create a scatter plot?
  • For what types of data are scatter plots useful modeling tools?

 

Conceptual Guiding Questions

  • How do you determine the line of best fit?
  • In what situations would a line of best fit be a useful tool?

 

Engaging/Debatable Guiding Questions

  • Why is it important to know how to find the line of best fit when analyzing statistics?