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Distance Formula

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Explaining the distance formula as "an application of the Pythagorean Theorem" might relieve some of your young mathematicians who are scratching their head at all the new concepts. Sal demonstrates how to take the distance between any...
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Distance = Rate x Time

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Every year, the moon moves 3.8 cm farther from Earth. In the 11th part of 22, classes use the distance formula. They determine the distance to the moon based upon given data and then graph Galileo spacecraft data to determine its movement.
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Interpreting Distance–Time Graphs

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Pre-algebra protégés critique a graph depicting Tom's trip to the bus stop. They work together to match descriptive cards to distance-time graph cards and data table cards, all of which are provided for you so you can make copies for...
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Distance Between Two Points

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does the Pythagorean Theorem become the distance formula? The video instructor begins by explaining the application of the distance formula. She then shows graphically how the distance formula is just an extension of the Pythagorean...
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How Was the Distance Formula Derived?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Are you working on the distance formula? Derive the distance formula and help your learners by showing them the logic behind the distance formula. This practical video should help conceptual understanding and is appropriate for in-class...
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How Do You Find the Distance Between Two Points?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learn how to use an algebraic formula to find the distance between two given points on a coordinate plane.
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How Do You Figure Out the Rate Traveled if You Know Distance and Time?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
If you know two values and are looking for a third, you can set up an equation and solve to find your answer. In this problem you know distance and time, and you are looking for rate of speed. Use the distance formula to set up your...
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Planetary Distances on the Playground

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Earth is 149,600,000 km, or 92,957,130.4 miles, from the sun. Young astronauts create an interactive model to learn the distances between planets. Nine groups, each representing a different planet, are spread around at class-calculated...
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Finding the Distance Between Two Points: Lesson

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Point out an application of Pythagoras. The segment of an essential playlist on geometry provides a quick review of the Pythagorean Theorem. Using a right triangle to show the positions of two points, the presenter calculates the...
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Midpoint and Distance Foldable

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Support young mathematicians with learning the concepts of midpoint and distance with this foldable resource. Offering both graphic examples and written equations, this reference clearly demonstrates for students how these key terms...
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Lesson Plan - Distance in the Coordinate Plane

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners explore the distance formula. They use Cabri, Jr. to explore distances in a coordinate plane. The lessons requires pupils to calculate distance with both the distance formula and the Pythagorean Theorem in order to discover the...
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The Distance and Midpoint Formula

For Teachers Higher Ed
In this college level mathematics worksheet, students solve use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the missing side of a right triangle and explore the connection between the Pythagorean Theorem and the distance formula.   Students also...
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Dependence of Light Intensity on Distance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Hopefully you have a sensor interface for your physics class to use with graphing calculators when collecting data with a light sensor. If so, read on. Use this resource for learners to predict and then test whether or not the intensity...
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Exploring the Distance Formula with the TI- Navigator

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the distance formula.  In this geometry lesson, students investigate the relationship between movement on the coordinate lane and cardinal directions.  Students explore the distance formula in terms of the Pythagorean...
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Distances in the Coordinate Plane

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners explore the concept of the distance formula. For this distance formula lesson, pupils use the distance formula to determine the lengths of segments in the coordinate plane. They use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the...
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The Distance Between Two Rational Numbers

For Teachers 7th Standards
There has to be a better way than counting. Pupils find the distance on a number line between rational numbers by counting. Through a discussion, the class sees the connection between absolute value and the distance between two points....
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Going the Distance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Show your class why the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Pupils review the use of the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of a missing side of a right triangle. Working in small groups, the scholars devise the...
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The Distance from a Point to a Line

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the fastest way to get from point A to line l? A straight perpendicular line! Learners use what they have learned in the previous lessons in this series and develop a formula for finding the shortest distance from a point to a...
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Distances

For Students 6th - 12th
How can you determine the distance between two objects when one is incredibly far away? Discover how early astronomers and mathematicians calculated quantities such as the distance between Earth and the Sun in an insightful video. The...
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Distance and Complex Numbers 2

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Classmates apply midpoint concepts by leapfrogging around the complex plane. The 12th lesson in a 32 segment unit, asks pupils to apply distances and midpoints in relationship to two complex numbers. The class develops a formula to find...
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Distance-Time and Velocity-Time Graphs

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It's story time! Show your class how to use a distance-time graph to tell a story. They learn to draw and analyze a graph using distance and time data. The story then continues to compare velocity and time. 
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Distance Between Parallel Lines: Lesson

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Rely on slope when counting won't do. Using horizontal and vertical parallel lines, the presentation shows scholars how to find the distance by counting. The video uses the relationship of the slopes of perpendicular lines to find two...
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Problem Solving Using Distance, Rate, Time (Running)

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Go the extra mile to learn about distance. Scholars learn to apply the distance, rate, and time formula by watching a short YouTube video. The narrator of the video works through several examples using running contexts.
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Midpoint and Distance Formulas

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Learners use the Pythagorean Theorem to develop a formula to find that distance. They then find the midpoint using an average formula. 

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