The Need for Speed



Kedric George
T.H. Rogers School
Subject: Graphing and Linear Regressions

Topic: Graphing using real world NasCar race data

Purpose: To illustrate the concepts of data collection, linear regression, data interpretation.

Materials:

Description: In this activity the students will collect and graph speed, time and/or distane data on moving objects (race cars, rockets, airplanes, etc.)

Procedure:

Assessment: Students will explain, both written and in a verbal presentation, their interpretation of the data. Students will use their equations, graphs and data to answer questions and make predictions and estimations onpossible outcome. Finally, students will compose a test to be given using their data.

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