|Subject Area||Algebra I Honors|
|Unit of Instruction||UNIT 11: Statistics|
MAFS.912.S-ID.3.9: Distinguish between correlation and causation.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
• recognize that correlation does not imply causation and that causation is not illustrated on a scatter plot. • use precision of the words correlation or correlated when describing a linear relationship between two quantitative variables. • choose two variables that could be correlated because one is the cause of the other and defend my selection. • determine if statements of causation seem reasonable or unreasonable and defend my opinion. • distinguish between situations where correlation does not imply causation. • distinguish variables that are correlated because one is the cause of another.
No live Zoom lessons. Please see the direct teaching resources below on line of best fit of a scatter plot.
Write an equation for line of best fit (10 min): https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/6933-write-an-equation-for-line-of-best-fit/
Make predictions using a line of best fit (10 min): https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/5894-make-predictions-using-a-line-of-best-fit/
ISN: Watch both direct lessons above and take notes in ISN on new page titled “Line of Best Fit.”
Khan Academy (20 min): Complete assigned videos “Estimating with linear regression (linear models)” and “Line of best fit: smoking in 1945” and assigned quizzes “Estimating equations of lines of best fit, and using them to make predictions” and “Estimating slope of line of best fit.”
Algebra Nation Workbook (20 min): Pages 272-273 – Identify a linear function, a quadratic function, or an exponential function that was found using regression
EOC Review Packet (10 min): Page 16 #1-2
Complete the tutorial Scatterplots Part 2: Patterns, Associations and Correlations on https://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/167176 (30 min)
No live Zoom lessons. Please see the direct teaching resources below on correlation and causation.
Differentiate between correlation and causation (10 min): https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/6499-differentiate-between-correlation-and-causation/
Assess the appropriateness of a linear correlation model (10 min): https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/7093-assess-the-appropriateness-of-a-linear-correlation-model/
ISN: Watch both recorded lessons and add notes in ISN on new page titled “Correlation and Causation.”
IXL (20 min): KK.10 – Match correlation coefficients to scatter plots (70% or higher)
Algebra Nation Workbook (20 min): Pages 274-276 – Examining Correlation
EOC Review Packet (10 min): Page 17-18 #3-5
All IEP and ESOL accommodations provided daily.
· Algebra Nation Workbook: P. 272-276 (Practice)
· EOC Review Packet: Pages 16-18 #1-5 (Practice)
· Khan Academy: Two Assigned Videos, Two Assigned Quizzes (Graded)
· IXL: KK.10 (Graded)
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