Predicting the Height of a Criminal (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 3: Linear Functions
Lesson 16 of 20

Objective: SWBAT collect data, create a scatter plot, draw a line of best fit, and write a prediction equation to predict the height of a criminal.

Big Idea: The fun part of this lesson is to introduce to students that the femur length of a person is directly proportional to their height.

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Math, Math, Introduction, Collect Data, Create a scatter plot, draw a line of best fit, write a prediction equation, slope intercept form, predict the height, femur length
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