Mini-Poster Project: Independent vs. Dependent Variables
WHAT: Make a mini-poster (8.5" by 11" that uses pictures to show the difference between a dependent and independent variable. You will be graded using the rubric found below in the attachments.
WHY: To show mastery of this important information in order to better understand functions.
HOW: Find or think up an example of a dependent and independent variable (use the list below to start). Your mini-poster must have: 2 pictures, one to illustrate each variable (drawn or printed out from the Internet (get permission to print!)), a title, labels for "dependent variable" and "independent variable", and a caption that says:
______________________ depends on _______________________. your dependent variable your independent variable
Examples: http://www.teachforever.com/2007/10/project-idea-independent-vs-dependent.html
EXAMPLES: (example poster) - yours should be better than this!
Choose one of these, or make your own!
DEPENDENT |
INDEPENDENT |
Cell phone bill |
Minutes used |
How far you can drive |
The amount of gas you have |
Your Six Weeks grade |
The number of assignments you turned in |
How much money you earn |
The hours you work |
Cost of a speeding ticket |
How many miles you went over the speed limit |
Time it takes to drive somewhere |
How fast you drive |
Result of a football game |
Who scores more points |
How much air conditioning you use |
Temperature |
Total calories and fat |
Number of burgers |
Opportunities for high-paying jobs |
How much education you have | |