Independent and Dependent Variable Mini Project
Texas TEKs 6.5A, 6.6B, 6.9C, 6.10A
A fun way to actively engage students in learning.
Students can be assigned to work individually or in small groups.
Each individual / group is given a project card and randomly selects a scenario card. They follow the directions identifying the independent and dependent variables, creating a poster that illustrates the relationship between the two variables, plugging the data into an input output table, and writing a function equation.
note: The scenario cards range from simple to more complex. I recommend setting aside some of the less complex cards for struggling learners to choose from.
Once students have correctly completed their posters and tables they should be given a stretch cards that require they select additional scenario cards, identifying the variables as independent and dependent, creating an input output table and extending the data using additional independent variables of their choosing.
In most cases students will use rulers to create their own data tables. I recommend allowing struggling learners to use the tables provided.