**Title:** Using a Calculator for Finding the Equation of a Function

**Description:**
To determine the function of best fit for a set of data, students should recognize which category of function bests fit the data and know how to use technology to obtain a function. Students will use linear regression to find the best function. This lesson teaches these skills and prepares students for the subsequent lesson(s), in which they will collect their own data.

**Standard(s): **

[MA2013] ALC (9-12) 4: Determine maximum and minimum values of a function using linear programming procedures. (Alabama)

[MA2013] MI1 (9-12) 11: Describe the development of mathematical tools and their applications. (Alabama)