Students distinguish between scatter plots that display a relationship that can be reasonably modeled by a linear equation and those that should be modeled by a nonlinear equation.

Students use an equation given as a model for a nonlinear relationship to answer questions based on an understanding of the specific equation and the context of the data.

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Students use a graphing calculator to construct the residual plot for a given data set.

Students use a residual plot as an indication of whether the model used to describe the relationship between two numerical variables is an appropriate choice.

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Students use a graphing calculator to construct the residual plot for a given data set.

Students use a residual plot as an indication of whether the model used to describe the relationship between two numerical variables is an appropriate choice.

Teacher and Student versions of full lesson from engageNY