In this lesson, the focus is on breaking away from the habit of using terms like slope and intercept when discussing linear models. Instead, the parameters in a linear model should be given meaning based on the context of the specific relationship being modeled. This requires a deeper understanding of functional notation and an ability to interpret the parameters in real-world situations. By using more descriptive and accurate language, such as referring to the rate or coefficient in the linear model, a clearer understanding of the relationship can be achieved.
Know what the two parameters in a linear model/function mean in the context of real relationships. Recognize the vocabulary used for these parameters depending on the context constant rate / slope / coefficient and initial value / vertical intercept / constant.
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