# Common Core Math Article - Variables: Dependent or Independent?

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This article is written for middle school students to learn about dependent and independent variables. I use this in station rotations on relationships between two variables. A graphic organizer, partner reading activity, and student directions are included to use at the station. Reading and summarizing this article has been a great way to get students comfortable with dependent and variables.

This article was written by Kimberly Wasylyk, a math teacher with 10 years of experience.

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Common Core:
CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.C.9 Use variables to represent two quantities in a real-world problem that change in relationship to one another; write an equation to express one quantity, thought of as the dependent variable, in terms of the other quantity, thought of as the independent variable. Analyze the relationship between the dependent and independent variables using graphs and tables, and relate these to the equation. For example, in a problem involving motion at constant speed, list and graph ordered pairs of distances and times, and write the equation d = 65t to represent the relationship between distance and time.

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