Determining Strengths of Shark Models based on Scatterplots and Regression


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Subject(s): Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Keywords: chip, cotton, shark, model, linear, equation, florida, state, university, age , growth, reproduction, deep sea sharks, sharks, sampling, population, research, correlation, coefficient of determination, strength, model, fit, regresssion, correlation coefficient
Instructional Component Type(s): Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

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