Grades 7-8 Independent and Dependent Variables

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It all depends upon the independence. The differentiated instruction activity introduces learners to independent and dependent variables. Using real-world situations, scholars gain a conceptual understanding of the difference between the two types of variables. The resource uses a three-tiered assignment to provide instruction to the class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on how one person may see one quantity as a dependent variable and another person see it as an independent variable
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes the class has an understanding of cause and effect
  • It's best to teach the lesson as part of a functions unit

  • Includes pre- and post-assessments
  • Contains links to Internet resources for pupil use

  • None
Common Core