This lesson occurs towards the beginning of a unit on functions, a mathematical topic that deals with the relationship between two quantities, known as independent and dependent variables.The goal for this lesson will be to draw upon students’ intuitive awareness of cause and effect, and to apply this knowledge to authentic, real-world situations. This will give students the theoretical and conceptual foundations they will need to grasp more complex and formulaic ideas in the unit. It will also promote meaningful learning as it will show students how mathematics is relevant to their everyday lives. Through this lessons tudents will be able to identify independent and dependent variables in the real world and express the relationship between specific independent and dependent variables
Carpentieri, Danielle, "Grades 7-8 Independent and Dependent Variables" (2010). Math. Paper 3.