Heart Rate and Exercise: Is There a Correlation?

Does exercise cause heart rates to be different? Given data regarding the number of hours of exercise per week and heart rates, pupils determine the correlation between the two. The data includes two types of heart rates to associate with amount of exercise. Scholars determine whether the two correlate and, if so, whether there is a causation from one variable to the other.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Collect data specific to the class to use
  • Compare the data to determine if it is different based on gender
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires access to GeoGebra
  • Contains a presentation for teacher use to introduce the correlation coefficient
  • Provides directions on using GeoGgebra to calculate a line of best fit and the correlation coefficient
  • Includes suggested responses to open-ended questions used as assessments