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Module Overview

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In most career fields, it is necessary to collect and analyze data.  Researchers collect data to look for trends and make predictions about the future.  In order to accurately predict or estimate values, you need to have an appropriate function to model the data.  In your previous studies of algebra, you have analyzed linear, quadratic and simple exponential models for data sets to determine which was the best fit.  Now it is time to expand beyond these models to other function families.  

In this module, you will apply your understanding of regression and residuals to other function families.  You will engage in activities that allow you to collect and analyze data, determine a model of best fit, and evaluate the reasonableness of the model selected.  You will justify your models using residuals and your knowledge of key behaviors of the function family.