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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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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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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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The Pythagorean Theorem, the Distance Formula, and Slope

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners explore the concept of the Pythagorean Theorem. In this Pythagorean Theorem lesson, pupils use the Pythagorean Theorem to derive the distance formula. They are given points on a coordinate grid and they find the distance between...
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The Distance Formula

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Complete word problems and create graphs based on the distance formula. With 18 problems in total, inidividuals get many opportunities for repetition and practice of problem-solving strategies.
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The Distance Formula and Marching Nonviolently for Social Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the distance formula using real world data from nonviolent marches for social change.  In this secondary mathematics lesson, students investigate the marches of Gandhi and King using maps overlaid with a coordinate...
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The Pythagorean Theorem and the Distance Formula

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars find missing side lengths of triangles. In this finding missing side lengths of triangles lesson, pupils use the Pythagorean theorem. They derive the distance formula from the Pythagorean Theorem. Pupils solve Pythagorean...
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Distance Formula: Right Triangles

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Go the distance with a far out resource. Individuals use an interactive to create right triangles on a coordinate plane to help find distance between two points. Challenge questions aid them in developing the distance formula.
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Distance Formulas

For Students 7th - 8th
In this distance formulas instructional activity, students identify and complete 9 various questions that include using the distance formulas to solve. First, they use the formulas given to respond to each of the questions in the tables...
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Distance Formula with Decimals 1

For Students 4th - 8th
In this distance formula learning exercise, students complete the distance formula with numbers with decimals. Students complete 16 problems total.
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Pythagorean Theorem and Distance Formula

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
For this Pythagorean theorem and distance formula worksheet, young geometers use the two formulas to find the distance between points. They complete 12 problems.
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Distance Formula

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students determine the distance between two points.  In this distance formula lesson, groups of students determine the distance between points in real life situations.  They calculate the distance from one point in the school to another. 
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Pythagoras and Distance Formula

For Students 9th - 11th
In this Pythagoras and Distance Formula learning exercise, learners read real-life story problems, determine needed information, write equations, and then solve the problem. Students use the Pythagorean Theorem and Distance Formula to...
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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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What Is the Distance Formula?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Find the distance between two points on a coordinate plane. How is that done? Let's take a look at the distance formula. What's the distance formula? Well, it's a form of the Pythagorean Theorem. How? Watch the instructor diagram and...
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The Pythagorean Theorem, the Distance Formula, and Slope

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of the Pythagorean Theorem. For this Pythagorean Theorem lesson, students derive the distance formula and slope of a line from the Pythagorean Theorem.
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Distance Formula

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students create ways to find the number of square miles that lie in a triangle having vertices at A, B, and C. They compute the distance between two points and use Heron's formula to find the area of the triangle. Finally, students...
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Lesson 12: The Distance Formula

For Students 8th - 11th
In this distance formula worksheet, students use the Pythagorean Theorem and the distance formula to solve distance problems.  They determine the midpoint of a line.  This five-page worksheet contains detailed notes, examples, a summary...
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8.1 Skills Practice: Midpoint and Distance Formula

For Students 9th - 12th
In this midpoint and distance formula worksheet, students find the midpoint of given line segments. They plot the line segments from specified coordinates. This one-page worksheet contains 26 problems.
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The Distance Formula

For Students 10th
For this distance formula worksheet, 10th graders solve and complete 13 various types of problems. First, they find the distance between the points and give their answer in simplest radical form. Then, students find the perimeter of a...
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Pythagorean Theorem and Distance Formula

For Students 7th - 10th
In this Pythagorean Theorem activity, pupils use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the distance between two points on a coordinate plane. This two-page activity contains seven multi-step problems. Answers are provided beside each...
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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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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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Traveling Around the World?

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Using a longitude and latitude map that relates to the coordinate grid and job description cards that come with places to travel to, young mathematical travelers use the distance formula and The Pythagorean Theorem to answer questions...

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