Grade 8 Mathematics Module 6, Topic B, Overview

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Topic B uses linear functions to model the relationship between two quantitative variables as students move to the domain of Statistics and Probability.  Students make scatter plots based on data.  They also examine the patterns of their scatter plots or given scatter plots.  Students assess the fit of a linear model by judging the closeness of the data points to the line (8.SP.A.1, 8.SP.A.2).  

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Common Core Learning Standards

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8.SP.1 Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of...
8.SP.2 Know that straight lines are widely used to model relationships between two quantitative variables...

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