Math Practice Topic: Independent and Dependent Variables

Description: Identify independent and dependent variables in equations or in contextual situations.

Adaptive Learning Progression: First learn the meaning through word problems, then apply to equations later.

Sample Levels (out of 6)

Do not put multiplication signs between a variable and its coefficient. (e.g., Use "5m" instead of "5 × m")

1.
As a tutor, you make $15 per hour.

A. Which variable(s) are independent?
(Check all that apply.)
amount you earn
number of hours you work
hourly wage

B. Which variable(s) are dependent?
(Check all that apply.)
amount you earn
hourly wage
number of hours you work

C. Write an equation that expresses the situation.
Let e be the amount you earn.
Let h be the number of hours you work.

Do not put multiplication signs between a variable and its coefficient. (e.g., Use "5m" instead of "5 × m")

1.
m = 6k - 3s2 + 4w

Which variable(s) are independent?
       w        k        s        m
Which variable(s) are dependent?
       s        w        m        k
2.
9m • 9t + x = a

Which variable(s) are independent?
       x        m        t        a
Which variable(s) are dependent?
       t        a        m        x
3.
c + 4d - 6j = g

Which variable(s) are independent?
       d        c        j        g
Which variable(s) are dependent?
       d        g        c        j
4.
(ps)3u = x

Which variable(s) are independent?
       x        s        p        u
Which variable(s) are dependent?
       s        x        p        u

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