Body
Measurement Correlation
Purpose

This activity shows students
how to use linear regression on the graphing calculator to find the correlation
of two sets of data and to predict using the regression line.
Materials
·Measuring
tapes or information from Food Diary
·The
Body
Fat Celebrity chart
Procedure
·Write
your wrist circumference and height on the board with everyone being careful
to write them in the same order.Measurements
must all be in either centimeters or inches.
·Each
student enters the group data in a graphing calculator.
·Each
student will do a correlation and linear regression using the class data.Press
for linear regression help.
·Each
student will use the Celebrity Fat Chart on the worksheet correlate weight
and body fat of all the stars.
·The
results found on the graphing calculator will be used to answer the questions
on the Linear Regression Activity Sheet.
Conclusion

Do theLinear
Regression Activity Sheet in class using information gathered from
the results found on the graphing calculator.

This
sheet will be collected before the class is over.

You will be graded on the
answers on your Linear Regression Activity Sheet.