1. Topic Of Lesson Plan-
 Correlation
2. Lesson Content-
 Calculating r and interpreting its meaning.
3. Goals And Expectations-
 1. Students will be able to calculate r 2. Students will be able to interpret r 3. Students will understand the possible reasons for a high r other than cause and effect.

4. Objectives-

 1. Students calculate r correctly 2. Students explain the meaning of r and its limitations 3. Students apply r to independent research
5. Materials and Aids-
 http://silverleafmath.wikispaces.com
6. Methods Used and Procedures-

A. Introduction-

 1. Review basic algebra regarding lines and slopes 2. Relate linear models to real life

B. Development-

 1. Introduce formula for r 2. Give reasons for a high r 3. Give reasons for a low r 4. Stress that r is for linear models

C. Practice-

D. Independent Practice-

 1. Students collect data and calculate r 2. Students interpret the results

E. Accommodations For Students-

 1. Use of online r calculator 2. Simplified text

F. Checking for understanding-

 1. Test 2. Exit slip 3. Project/Poster

G. Closure-

 1. Review what r means 2. Connect r to linear models
7. Evaluation-
 1. Tests 2. Projects 3. In class work with r 4. Student interpretations of r