Bivariate Data and Linear Functions

Big Ideas/Enduring Understandings

  • Know that some bivariate data can be represented as a function and some can be approximated by a line.
  • Understand the slopes and intercepts of linear functions and interpret their meanings in context
  • Interpret functions that arise in applications in terms of a context.
  • Understand the concept of a function and use function notation.

Essential Skills:

  • Write a linear function in the form y = mx + b
  • Find the slope of a line using two points.

A.3.1: Collecting Bivariate data

  • Relationships between two numerical variables
  • Modeling relationships between two numerical variables with functions
  • Formally define functions

A.3.2: Linear Functions

  • Modeling relationships with a line
  • Slope of a line
  • Writing linear functions

A.3.3: Sequences

 A.3: End of Unit Assessment