Scatter Plots and Linear Inequalities

In this lesson, students toss trash-balls into the trashcan, recording their shooting percentage from various distances from the basket. With distances measured and percentages figured, students create a scatter plot and a line of best fit to create a linear model of the shooting skills of the class.

Students analyze various data points, first looking at one-variable inequalities and their graphs. Finally, students are led through a discussion to recognize the role that linear inequalities play. This is a great, simple lesson, and inexpensive lesson that addresses nearly 50% of the Algebra 1 EOI, including expressions, one- and two-variable inequalities and their graphs, data analysis, scatter plots, and linear equations.