6.3 is the exciting part of Modelling Data with a Line of Best Fit. Students will use Excel and graphing calculators to do word problems! Students will be using technology to complete different word problems. I used Screencast-O-Matic
During my internship, my cooperating teacher gave me a file that has a graphing calculator you can open on your laptop calculator!
The left side is an example of what the worksheet looks like. There area few definitions and some examples of the type of word problems they’d have. They can download the worksheet and do the workshop on the laptop. As you can see from the image, the graphing calculator looks just like the real thing!! This way, I can project this on the board/SmartBoard and demonstrate to students steps for how to do these problems. I absolutely loved using this during my internship. Graphing Calculators can be tough to work with so this is a good way to demonstrate to students what to do while they use their own calculators.
I did a screen cast that explains how to use the graphing calculator to create a scatter plot. I am still a little sick so I apologize ahead of time for the coughing. It wasn’t exactly how I would explain it to students, I had a little notes for teachers. I really like using screencasts to explain concepts to students because they can view it whenever they want. Screencast-O-Matic only allows 15:00 screencasts so I did only part of the example. I will put part B and C of the example in another video. I also made notes for students, just a couple definitions and examples.