In this activity, the student demonstrates understanding that a function represents a dependence of one quantity on another and can be described in a variety of ways. The activity supports several Common Core Math Standards. • 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. • CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-IF.A.1 Understand that a function from one set (called the domain) to another set (called the range) assigns to each element of the domain exactly one element of the range.
Students cut apart cards to match corresponding dependent variables to independent variables. Included also is a "check for understanding" activity in which students identify the variables in situations. Students complete the phrase, ____ depends on _____.