Distance Formula: Right Triangles

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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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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource to introduce the distance formula
Classroom Considerations
  • Teachers need to sign up for a free CK-12 account
  • Learners should be able to use the Pythagorean Theorem and absolute value
  • Contains links to videos that introduce the concept
  • Comprehensive explanations make the concept clear
  • Challenge questions refer to purple and orange segments that are not shown in the interactive
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