Students will examine census data on marriage and divorce rates for women and men in each state and the District of Columbia. From these data, they will create a scatter plot, find a line of best fit, and analyze the relationship between the two variables (i.e., sex and marriage/ divorce rates). They will also use a residual plot, explain the meaning of the slope and of the y-intercept of the line of best fit, and investigate the effect of outliers on this line.
The following item is part of this activity.
Students will analyze data in a linear model, apply the model to make predictions, and evaluate the effectiveness
of the model.
High School Math