Line of Best Fit
- Jeff Holcomb
Explore the sketch. Use it to get a feel for drawing in the line of best fit. Your learning goal is: "I can draw a line of best fit and find its equation."
1) What is the best fit measure you can get for a line? 2) Can you get a better or worse fit measure when you go through data points compared to not going through data points? 3) What would be a good general approach to drawing a line of best fit? What steps would you recommend that a student follow? 4) Can you figure out what the equation of the line will be on your own? Are there different ways of doing this? What process could you recommend to another student?