Least Squares Regression and Residuals

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Resource ID#: 154343 Primary Type: Professional Development




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Subject(s): Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones, Adobe Flash Player, Smart Phone/Tablet
Instructional Time: 45 Minute(s)
Keywords: algebra, mathematics, math, scatterplots, functions, residuals, fit, modeling
Instructional Component Type(s): Professional Development Tutorial
Resource Collection: Original Teacher Tutorials

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