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Are your kids excited to write equations with independent and dependent variables? Probably not. But, with this worksheet, you can capture your students' attention by using the advertisements and coupons to relate variables to real life situations.
The front of worksheet uses 9 advertisements or coupons from the "local newspaper". Students need to find use these relatable situations to create equations in the form of y=mx+b. The back of the worksheet asks students to write 5 more equations from word problems situations that do not include the visuals from the front. Finally, early finishers can create their own advertisement or coupon, and they can write an equation with an independent and dependent variable that is unique to their scenario.
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