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Application of Properties of Quadrilaterals in the Coordinate Plane
Students apply definitions and theorems to verify special quadrilaterals using coordinate geometry. They apply the slope formula, the midpoint formula, and the distance formula to justify that a given quadrilateral is a parallelogram. Answer Key included.
The Heliopause...a question of balance!
For this heliopause worksheet, students read about the balance between the solar wind pressure and the interstellar medium pressure and the relationship between these two pressures. They are given an inquiry problem and enter the bow shock distance formula and find a range of distances to the heliopause.
Roots of Radical Equations ID: 12213
Learners explore radical equations. For this Algebra II lesson, students solve radical equation graphically. Learners examine the roots of quadratic and cubic equations. TI-nspire handheld and appropriate application necessary.
Angles in Standard Positions
Students identify positive and negative angles using the Unit Circle. In this pre-calculus instructional activity, students identify the different angles on a unit circle using the coordinate plane and the four different quadrants as a guide. They calculate the basic trigonometric functions.
How Far is It? (Calculating Distance)
Young scholars determine how the Pythagorean Theorem and the distance formula are related. For this rational expressions lesson, students apply radicals to solve real world problems. Young scholars take a long piece of string to create a triangle and identify the important parts of the triangle. Students also draw a map of how to get from their home to school.
Traveling Around the World?
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 and report on their travels and overall cost. Students use specific websites to gather information.
Using Slope within Geometric Problems
In this using slope within geometric problems worksheet, students solve 3 graphing problems. Students graph vertices on a coordinate plane. Students use slope and distance formulas to identify the type of quadrilateral.
Construction an Eillipse ID: 9980
Eleventh graders explore ellipses. In this Algebra II lesson, 11th graders construct an ellipse using the Ti-nspire handheld and investigate the sum of the distance from a point on an ellipse to its foci. Students use that information to derive the general equation for an ellipse centered at the origin.
Constructing an Ellipse ID: 9980
Eleventh graders investigate ellipses. In this Algebra II activity, 11th graders explore an ellipse from a geometric perspective. Students derive the equation of an ellipse with the center at the origin.
Algebra II - Lesson 10-3: Circles
In this equations of circles worksheet, students solve 4 short answer problems. Students find an equation of a circle given the center and radius.
Worksheet 3 Math 126: Ellipses and Hyperbolas
In this ellipses and hyperbolas worksheet, students solve 8 short answer and graphing problems. Students graph ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas given an equation. Students identify the foci of an ellipse or hyperbola.
Which Quadrilateral Is It?
Students prove conjectures about geometric figures on the plane or in space using coordinate geometry. They develop fluency in operations with real numbers, vectors and matrices using mental computation or paper-and-pencil calculations for simple cases and technology for more-complicated cases. Pupils determine the level of accuracy needed for computations involving measurement and irrational numbers.
Estimating Pi as a Length
In this pi learning exercise, students evaluate the curve of a quarter of a circle. They analyze the length of the curve, and explain that if the area under the curve is equal to pi, the length of the curve above is also equal to pi. Students convert a sum written in summation notation into a Riemann sum. Students compare two strategies for computing estimates of arc length.
What do we have in Common?
Study the properties of the diagonals of quadrilaterals in this quadrilaterals lesson plan. Find the distance, midpoint, and slope of line segments when given two points. Learners determine the slope of a line given the coordinate plane with two points labeled and finddistance using the distance formula. They also draw and construct representations of two- and three-dimensional geometric objects.
Students solve problems using formulas. For this math lesson, students use various formulas to solve word problems. Students use area and volume formulas to find area of flags and volume of boxes. Students solve word problems involving time and distance.
Distance in Coordinate Geometry
Students analyze distance and graphing. In this geometry lesson, students work problems on a coordinate grid calculating the distance. They apply the Pythagorean Theorem to their data and answer.
Learners perform unit conversion. In this algebra lesson, students calculate the distance and speed of a solar car. They graph their result as speed versus distance and analyze it.
Triangles and Circles
Students use Geometric Sketchpad to create triangles and circles. In this triangles and circles lesson plan, students then complete formulas from a worksheet with the triangles and circles.
Worksheet - Distances in the Coordinate Plane
Middle and high schoolers explore the distance formula. For this geometry lesson, learners determine the length of a segment with the distance formula and the Pythagorean Theorem. They explore the relationship between the two methods of determining segment length.
Young scholars solve real life situation using the Pythagorean Theorem. In this geometry instructional activity, students calculate the length, midpoint and slope of segments. They solve word problems using properties of square roots.