Screen shot 2010-01-04 at 4.58.17 PMLearning Objectives

after the completion of this module, the student will be able to

  • perform and interpret logarithmic transformations for graphical display
  • make predictions based on a trendline

Knowledge and Skills

  • plotting data using the Excel Scatter Plot tool
  • logarithmic transformations within Excel
  • fitting a trendline to data using the Excel Trendline function


  • natural logarithms and exponential functions
  • equation of a straight line

Curricular Materials