Pre-Requisites for the Unit: Students should have studied exponential and polynomial functions and linear regression before starting this unit.
Context: This unit is envisioned as an end of course unit for Pre-Calculus. The unit is designed specifically to incorporate elements of Calculus and Statistics for students interested in taking either AP course.
Unit Goals: Students should come out of this unit with the ability to perform polynomial and exponential regression and interpret the residuals and coefficient of determination in context of the model’s goodness of fit. Students will gain proficiency in using computers and calculators to display data and create regression models.
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