Who Will Win? Predicting the Presidential Election Using Linear Regression

  • Who Will Win? Predicting the Presidential Election Using Linear Regression

    John Lamb
    Article outlines a linear regression activity that engages learners, uses technology, and fosters cooperation. Students generated least-squares linear regression equations using TI-83 Plus™ graphing calculators, Microsoft© Excel, and paper-and-pencil calculations using derived normal equations to predict the 2004 presidential election. This data-analysis activity supports students by engaging them through meaningful, relevant mathematical experiences.