This is a powerpoint presentation explaining how to determine the two variables from any scenario (without looking at or having the question present). I developed this lesson because my students were not only struggling with Independent/Dependent variables, but they couldn't even figure out what the two variables were!!
I have developed 3 criteria that I teach them to look for to determine the variables in a situation. (Then once we have the two variables, the next step is to determine which one is independent/dependent).
This presentation teaches the 3 criteria and then gives 7 examples where they have to determine if the item is a variable or not (using the 3 criteria). Next, they are given 4 more situations and have to determine the two variables in each one. The last question is multiple choice.
Teaching notes and key are included for the teacher in the notes section of each slide. If your students cannot correctly figure out what the 2 variables are in every scenario, then this powerpoint is for you!! 17 slides.
For practice associated with this powerpoint presentation, please check out my Identifying Variables Practice
This product can also be found in my Functions Unit Bundle
which contains an entire unit of Functions & Relations, Domain & Range, Independent/Dependent Variables assignments, activities, quizzes, foldables, a project and a set of 10 exit tickets - all the work is done for you in this bundle!
All of my products are color-coded and sorted by topic. To find more products on Functions & Relations, Independent/Dependent Variables, Domain & Range, etc., please return to my store and look for the dark purple background or choose the Functions, Domain & Range category
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My other Functions, Domain/Range, Ind/Dep Variables products include:
Function Machine PowerPoint
Functions & Relations, Domain & Range NOTES
Finding Domain & Range of Continuous Graphs NOTES
Functions, Domain & Range, Function Notation Homework
Functional Relationships Practice
Identifying Variables Practice
Identifying Independent & Dependent Variables Practice
Evaluating Functions in Function Notation Practice
Evaluating Functions Homework
Functions or Not, Domain & Range Activity Cards
Identifying Independent & Dependent Variables Activity
Relations/Functions Multiple Representations Group Activity
Finding Function Values Activity
Functions Review Activity
x & y Variables Graphic Organizer (free)
Functions, Domain & Range Foldable
Discrete & Continuous Graphs Foldable
Functions Unit Exit Tickets (or Warm-ups)
Functions, Functional Relationships, Domain & Range QUIZ
Functions & Relations, Domain & Range, Function Notation QUIZ
Functions, Independent/Dependent Variables, Domain/Range Project
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