Midpoints and Segment Bisectors: Lesson

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Let's meet in the middle. As part of a comprehensive playlist on basic geometry, the video introduces the definitions of a midpoint and segment bisector. The resource shows a graphical approach to finding the midpoint of a line segment on the coordinate plane.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show how finding the distance to travel to the midpoint and using the midpoint formula find the same point
  • Lead a discussion on how to find the midpoint between two points on a number line
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be able to subtract rational numbers
Pros

  • Contains examples to help viewers understand the concept
  • Provides a link to other resources on midpoints
Cons

  • The formula provided for finding the midpoint on the coordinate plane is incorrect
  • Does not answer the question correctly for the first example
Common Core