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Using Graphs To Solve Real World Problems

6.NS.C.8
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Grade 6 Numbers - 6.NS.C.8

How Are Graphs Used to Solve Real-World Problems - The majority of the students, while solving graphical equations, have one very important question, and that is, how coordinate graphing can help in real-world problems? There are several implications in life where the two sets of numbers can be used for indicating depending and independent variables. For example, if you are given the price of one ticket for a particular show, you can easily calculate the cost of all the people that are going to attend the event. Similarly, if you are familiar with how much one gallon of gas costs, you can easily calculate how many gallons you can buy with the money you have. One of the most difficult things is to keep track of the data and keeping it in an organized manner. This issue can be solved by using a function table. A function table usually has two columns, and it can show the relationship between two strings of numbers. One string is based on the values on the x-axis, and the other one is one the y-axis.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons




Homework Sheets

Start with simple point plotting. The last two sheets focus on distance between points of interest.

  • Homework 1 - Find the distance between (5, 4) and (5, 7).
  • Homework 2 - How many blocks is the Dog from the Camel?
  • Homework 3 - Find the distance between (3, 3) and (3, 7).



Practice Worksheets

You might want to start with worksheet 2 here and then back track to number 1.

  • Practice 1 - How far is the Pineapple from the Chocolate milk?
  • Practice 2 - Find the distance that exists between various points.
  • Practice 3 - How far is the Cricket from the Donkey?



Math Skill Quizzes

1 and 2 are slightly different skills and then 3 covers both of them.

  • Quiz 1 - How far is the Tortoise from the Bee?
  • Quiz 2 - The gross distance between two points.
  • Quiz 3 - How many blocks are the muffins from the pineapple?