Getting Around Millbrook

This Getting Around Millbrook performance task also includes:

When is the distance formula not accurate? Referencing a map of the school, pairs determine the walking distance between two locations. Creating coordinates for each location, pupils determine the distance between the two points and compare it to the walking distance. Using the two distances, learners make the connection to the Pythagorean Theorem.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use a map of the local school to increase interest
  • Ask class members to provide the routes they use
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects students know the distance formula, but not the Pythagorean Theorem
Pros
  • Includes an answer key for easy grading
  • Provides directions on how to proceed with each section of the activity
Cons
  • The map key is not usable