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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...

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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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...

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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Distance = Rate x Time Application Problem

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Superman to the rescue! But, how long will he take to get there? Given the distance that Superman is from Lois at different times, individuals determine the rate (speed) at which Superman is flying. Yet another engaging application of...
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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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Length of a Line Segment - Distance

For Students 8th - 9th
Pupils determine the distance between two given points. They use the distance formula to determine line length, as well as the length of the radius of a circle. The Pythagorean Theorem may also be used to determine line length. This...
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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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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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Word Problems: Distance = Rate x Time

For Teachers 9th - 11th
In this word problem worksheet, students read word problems, and set the information into the distance formula. They solve the formula to determine the distance, rate and time. This two-page worksheet contains six problems, with answers.
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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 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 Chart

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this distance chart worksheet, students read line charts and determine the distance between cities. They identify the ratio depicted on the line chart. This one-page worksheet contains 25 problems.
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Pythagorean Theorem to Determine Distance: Neighborhood Map

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Find the distance between various locations in a neighborhood. Scholars use the interactive to find distances between locations on a map. The map is overlaid onto a grid to provide coordinates for each location, and pupils apply...
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Distance Between Two Points: Biking the Blocks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Distance estimates would be easy if the world were a grid. Scholars work to determine the distance between two structures using a coordinate plane. As an introduction, the lesson focuses on vertical and horizontal distances.
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Distance and Midpoint Formulas in a Mall

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Go for a walk in the mall. Pupils find distances between stores on a diagram of a mall on Quadrant I. The scholars also determine the midpoint between a store and an entrance to the mall to then create their own paths and determine their...
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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 - Rate - Time Word Problems

For Students 8th - 9th Standards
In this word problem worksheet, algebra learners solve 10 distance problems. Problems include motion in different directions, the same direction, and round trips.  
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How Do You Find the Distance Between Two Points?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learn how to use an algebraic formula to find the distance between two given points on a coordinate plane.

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