I used these linear regression tutorials with my Algebra 2 students several years ago, but I never ended up sharing them here on my blog. I let students choose whether they wanted to use the TI-84 or Desmos to perform their linear regression. Not all of my students have graphing calculators, so I wanted the …

# Linear Regression

This Candy Grab Lab is one of my favorite ways to introduce students to the process of linear regression. In this activity, students determine if there is a mathematical relationship between a person’s handspan and the amount of candy they can grab at one time. The first page of the Candy Grab Lab introduces students …

I created this tongue twister linear regression activity for my Algebra 2 students to use while collecting tongue twister data in their small groups. Students work in groups to collect data regarding the amount of time it takes various numbers of people to recite a tongue twister. Groups time how long one person, two people, …

This starburst scatterplot activity ended up being one of my favorite activities of the year! This year, I switched up the order a bit in Algebra 1 and moved creating scatter plots and lines of best fit from our Data Analysis Unit (end of the year) to our Linear Graphs and Inequalities Unit (half way …

This hula hoop scatterplot activity gets students moving in math class while learning about how to create a scatterplot and use that scatterplot and linear regression to make predictions. Five or so years ago before I ever started teaching, I purchased a hula hoop at a yard sale. I paid a whopping 10 cents for …

I learned about using twizzlers for linear regression from Tammy Ballard with Wake County Public Schools. I modified her activity to create my own twizzlers linear regression lab that met the needs of my specific group of Algebra 2 students. The idea is simple. Give students a twizzler to eat. Before students take a bite …

I learned about this bouncing tennis balls linear regression lab through the OGAP Common Core Training I attended this summer. It is based on an Illuminations activity from NCTM. Students are given a tennis ball to bounce for two minutes. Every ten seconds, the number of bounces is recorded. I learned a lot from …

I want to share a linear regression activity I did with my Algebra 2 students to introduce the topic of regression. I combined linear regression with the True Colors Personality Test that I had originally wanted to do with my students at the beginning of the year. The summer after my first year of teaching, …

I want to share several fun and hands-on linear regression activities I worked through with my Algebra 2 students. Links to blog posts with more details and free downloads are provided. Linear Regression Activities Linear Regression with the True Colors Personality Test I had originally wanted to have my students complete the True Colors Personality …