Monday, October 27, 2014

The Wandering Point, Updated

One of my favorite activities from the Stats: Modeling the World teaching materials is "The Wandering Point" class activity to look at the influence of points on correlation and linear regression. My students always get a lot of out it and I think it lends itself to a high level of student engagement. I have since adapted* this activity to incorporate the new regression function of Desmos as well as some modifications to enhance student understanding.