Standards of Learning (SOL)

 Essential Knowledge and Skills

• Determine an equation of a curve of best fit, using a graphing utility, given a set of no more than twenty data points in a table, a graph, or a practical situation.
• Make predictions, using data, scatterplots, or the equation of the curve of best fit.
• Solve practical problems involving an equation of the curve of best fit.
• Evaluate the reasonableness of a mathematical model of a practical situation.

Assessment

Resources

Vocabulary
Data, curve of best fit, analyze, collect, predictions, linear functions, quadratic functions, scatterplot, reasonableness, mathematical model, patterns, algebraic equation, data points, transformational graphing, parent functions, rounding

Vertical Articulation

Prior Standard of Learning

Post Standard of Learning

AFDA.7       The student will identify and describe properties of a normal distribution; interpret and compare z-scores for normally distributed data; and apply properties of normal distributions to determine probabilities associated with areas under the standard normal curve.

AII.9     The student will collect and analyze data, determine the equation of the curve of best fit in order to make predictions, and solve practical problems, using mathematical models of quadratic and exponential functions.
 The student will investigate the passage of time and a) tell time to the hour and half-hour, using analog and digital clocks; and b) read and interpret a calendar.
 The student will investigate the passage of time and a) tell time to the hour and half-hour, using analog and digital clocks; and b) read and interpret a calendar.
 The student will investigate the passage of time and a) tell time to the hour and half-hour, using analog and digital clocks; and b) read and interpret a calendar.

Essential Questions

• How can you determine an equation of a curve of best fit?
• How do you make predictions using data, scatterplots, or the equation of the curve of best fit?
• How can you solve practical problems involving an equation of the curve of best fit?
• How can you evaluate the reasonableness of a curve of best fit for a practical situation?