inverse variation

inverse variation

[′in‚vərs ‚ver·e′ā·shən]
(mathematics)
A relationship between two variables wherein their product is equal to a constant.
An equation or function expressing such a relationship.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The students who had not completed algebra were prompted to discuss the nature of direct and inverse variation prior to beginning the fourth investigation.
These students were able to apply knowledge that was learned in their pre-algebra and algebra classes (e.g., slope, direct variation, inverse variation) to a contextualized problem.
In high school algebra courses, the type of change relationship described in our two stories is referred to as inverse variation and described algebraically as y = k/x.
We believe that opportunities exist for primary-age students to experience algebraic reasoning with patterns and relationships and that these situations should be varied to include multiplicative reasoning and inverse variation. Children's literature was an effective vehicle for us to use to explore change and relationships and begin to develop algebraic reasoning.