1. Topic Of Lesson Plan


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
1. Students calculate r
2. Students answer basic questions about r



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 


