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Who Will Win? Predicting the Presidential Election Using Linear Regression

John Lamb 

October 2007, Volume 101, Issue 3, Page 185

Abstract:
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.

Keywords:
Article
Data Analysis & Statistics
Connections / Applications
Grades 9-12
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Technology