Lesson Objective for 9th Grade Algebra 1 Class: Use scatter plots and lines of best fit to see if simple body measurements can determine someone’s body fat percentage.
Use these techniques to predict the body fat percentage of ourselves and others (males).
Agenda: I will show you how to use Fathom* to investigate whether neck size is a good determination for weight.
You will then use Fathom to determine if stomach/abdomen circumference is a good way to determine body fat percentage AND predict what your body fat percentage is.
Homework will be to take measurements of male relatives and predict their body fat percentages.
Do Now/Guided Practice/Homework document
Powerpoint Presentation introducing lesson
*for those without Fathom, data is available here
to be imported into Excel to create the necessary scatter plot diagrams.
I can email you my Fathom file if you would like.