Reflection: Exit Tickets Modeling with Non-Linear Data - Section 3: Closure


Not surprising, most students gravitated towards discussing the exponential model since that was represented in a bulk of the day's lesson.  I noticed from this exit ticket that students were still struggling with the concept of something growing or decaying exponentially.  The idea of a multiplicative relationship is still somewhat new to students to they aren't quite secure with how to represent it numerically.  That said, the scenarios that students developed made sense in context.  For example, many students used either car depreciation, animal population increase, or money increasing in a bank account to represent an exponential situation.

  Real World Scenario
  Exit Tickets: Real World Scenario
Loading resource...

Modeling with Non-Linear Data

Unit 5: Modeling With Statistics
Lesson 16 of 19

Objective: SWBAT determine a function that best models a set of data by using technology to analyze correlation coefficients.

Big Idea: Oh No! I dropped all of my skittles on the floor…how many have the “s” up and how many do not? This is the beginning of the study into non-linear regression.

  Print Lesson
2 teachers like this lesson
Math, Non-linear Functions, best fit, Statistics, modeling, quadratic, correlation, Residual, 9th grade, scatter plot, exponential relationships
  40 minutes
modeling w non linear image
Similar Lessons
Predicting Water Park Attendance
Algebra I » Multiple Representations: Situations, Tables, Graphs, and Equations
Big Idea: From scatterplot to predictions. Students plot data, approximate a line of best fit, generate an equation for the line to make predictions.
Boston, MA
Environment: Urban
Amanda Hathaway
Expore Correlation on Gapminder
12th Grade Math » Statistics: Bivariate Data
Big Idea: Gapminder ( is a powerful tool that packs a lot of data into one space.
Worcester, MA
Environment: Urban
James Dunseith
Our City Statistics Project and Assessment
Algebra I » Our City Statistics: Who We Are and Where We are Going
Big Idea: Students demonstrate interpersonal and data literacy skills as use statistics to learn about their community.
Salem, MA
Environment: Urban
Jason Colombino
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload