Access Point #: MAFS.6.EE.3.AP.9aArchived Access Point

Write an equation using variables to represent two quantities where one variable represents the dependent variable and the second represents the independent variable.

Essential Understandings


  • Create a concrete representation of a ratio (3:6 or 3 red cubes for every 6 white cubes).
  • Use an input/output table to answer questions about the relationship between dependent variables (i.e., each student gets two snack bags).
  • Understand the following concepts and vocabulary: variable, dependent, independent.

    Input/output table with Snack bags data as 2, 4, 6, ? with student data as 1, 2, ?, and 4 respectively.
General Information
Number: MAFS.6.EE.3.AP.9a
Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 05/14
Cluster: Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables. (Major Cluster)

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

Related Standards

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Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
1205010: M/J Grade 6 Mathematics
1205020: M/J Accelerated Mathematics Grade 6
1205500: Explorations in Mathematics 1
2002040: M/J Comprehensive Science 1
2002050: M/J Comprehensive Science 1, Advanced
2001010: M/J Earth/Space Science
2001020: M/J Earth/Space Science, Advanced
2000010: M/J Life Science
2000020: M/J Life Science, Advanced
1204000: M/J Foundational Skills in Mathematics 6-8
7812015: Access M/J Grade 6 Mathematics
7820015: Access M/J Comprehensive Science 1
2002055: M/J Comprehensive Science 1 Accelerated Honors
7912110: Fundamental Explorations in Mathematics 1
2001025: M/J STEM Astronomy and Space Science

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6th Grade Math Element Cards:

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Ratio and Proportions Content Module:

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Type: Professional Development

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