This is Hayden. Hayden is learning about dependent and independent variables in math.
The independent variable is changed on purpose to test the dependent variable.
The dependent variable is affected by changes made to the independent variable.
So basically, the independent variable happens first to cause the dependent variable; he can identify dependent and independent variables in his daily life.
Hayden is saving to buy a video game that costs $60. He earns $3 for every chore he completes. He now knows that the chores are the independent variable.
Hayden played basketball this weekend. He shot 15 times and scored 12 points. He realizes that his shots taken is the independent variable that will effect the game score which is the dependent variable.