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Applied Algebra: The Modeling Technique of Least Squares

Jeremy Zelkowski, Robert Mayes 

August 2008, Volume 102, Issue 1, Page 46

Abstract:
Engaging students in algebra through modeling real-world problems. Least squares is explored, encouraging students to develop a deeper understanding of the method. Includes several labs and an activity sheet that can be used in a lesson on the least squares method.

Keywords:
Article
Calculators
Computers
Curriculum Developer
Conceptual Development
Grades 9-12
Graphing
Math Coordinator / Coach
Curriculum
Regression
Lesson Plans
Teacher
Modeling