Lines of Best Fit – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on lines of best fit that looks at how to understand the correlation of a scatter graph and draw a line of best fit on the graph. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objective

  • To draw lines of best fit by eye and understand what they represent.

Who is this Lesson For?

This pack is designed for GCSE higher or foundation tier students. It could also be used with Key Stage 3 students.

What is Included?

Included in this download are the following:

  • Full lesson plan for the ‘Lines of Best Fit’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • Lines of Best Fit Introduction
  • Student Worksheet on Lines of Best Fit
  • Lines of Best Fit Ready Drawn Axis
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the third lesson in the ‘Scatter Graphs’ unit of work (the unit is also available as a pack including homework activities and a unit assessment).

The other lessons in the unit are: