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2008a.00435
Lamb, John H.
Who will win?: Predicting the presidential election using linear regression.
Math. Teach. (Reston) 101, No. 3, 185192 (2007).
2007
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
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graphing calculators
regression
equations
elections
educational technology
computer software
computer uses in education
computation
prediction
secondary school mathematics
spreadsheets
mathematical applications
Summary: This article outlines a linear regression activity that engages learners, uses technology, and fosters cooperation. Students generated leastsquares linear regression equations using TI83 Plus[TM] graphing calculators, Microsoft[C] Excel, and paperandpencil calculations using derived normal equations to predict the 2004 presidential election. (Contains 2 tables, 6 figures and 2 appendices.) (ERIC)