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148 resources with the concept distance formula

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LIDAR: Mapping with Lasers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
We would be lost without maps! How are they made? Introduce junior topographers to LIDAR technology with a fascinating activity. Set up a mock city, then have learners operate a laser measure to determine the shape of the landscape using...
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Quiz 1: Types of Functions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sometimes the best things are already done for you! Here is a six-problem quiz that has a variety of problems ranging from solving quadratic equations to interpreting a function. The piece-de-resistance is the worked out answer key in...
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Distance Formula

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Explaining the distance formula as "an application of the Pythagorean Theorem" might relieve some of your young mathematicians who are scratching their head at all the new concepts. Sal demonstrates how to take the distance between any...
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The Roanoke Adventure!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewTravel about town. Pupils work in pairs to find the distances between landmarks with a map. The teams determine how far to travel on the streets and the length between the landmarks with the distance formula and compare the two. Learners...
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Getting Around Millbrook

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhen 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...
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Triangular Irrigation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Try to keep the pipe short. Learners investigate where to place a water pump to use the least amount of pipe. Scholars use their knowledge of reflections and congruent triangles to find the best location for the water pump. Finally, they...
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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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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: 6th Grade Math – Target H

For Teachers 6th Standards
Knowing the surface area certainly helps when deciding how much paint to buy before a project. Scholars solve for surface area, as well as volume and area, as part of the presentation from Grade 6 Claim 1 Item Slide Shows. Geometric...
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Shortest Distance between Line and Point

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
A short video shows how to find the shortest distance between a line and a point on the coordinate plane. Using the fact the shortest distance is the perpendicular, the presenter shows the class how to find the intersection of the two...
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Ants Marching

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Your classroom will be rockin' during an toe-tapping lesson! Dave Matthews inspires a lesson on proportions as youth listen to a song and predict its length. Lesson materials provide learners with ordered pairs that mark the time slider...
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Introduction to a Flight Computer

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Keep your hands on the wheel—at all times! Scholars learn why pilots use a flight computer through a high-flying demonstration. Making calculations for speed, distance, or time is automatic if you know how to use a flight computer. 
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Home Depot

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Household emergencies often require supplies from a home improvement store. Pupils view a map showing a home and three different stores to determine which is the closest. Follow-up activities find close food options as well.
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As the Crow Flies

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fly from my house to a friend's house. The resource introduces finding the distance from one house to another on a grid system. Using the grids, pupils determine the driving distance and the straight-line distance. In doing so, they...
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Applications of the Pythagorean Theorem: Lesson

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
The Pythagorean Theorem works for something other than right triangles; show your class all it can do. Using information from the Pythagorean Theorem, the video shows how to determine whether a triangle is an acute or obtuse triangle....
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Classifying Quadrilaterals in the Coordinate Plane: Lesson

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Coordinate the classification of quadrilaterals. Given the definitions of special quadrilaterals, a portion of a geometry playlist highlights ways to classify a quadrilateral. The video takes information from figures on a coordinate...
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Finding the Distance Between Two Points: Lesson

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Point out an application of Pythagoras. The segment of an essential playlist on geometry provides a quick review of the Pythagorean Theorem. Using a right triangle to show the positions of two points, the presenter calculates the...
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Geometree Thievery

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Just how old is the tree? Using their knowledge of ratios and the distance formula, pupils determine the age of special trees. They do this by using the ratio of the underground to above ground portions of the tree. Along with finding...
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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...
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Got Gas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much gas does it take to drive around town? The class uses a variety of mathematical procedures to take a look at the use of gas for transportation. Class members use a different unit to determine the cost of driving a car as opposed...
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Triangle Midsegment Proof

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Don't just go halfway; use the entire resource. Given a triangle in the coordinate plane, young mathematicians show that a midsegment through two sides is parallel to the third side and half the length of the third side. This proves the...
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Circle Reasoning

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Derive the equation of a circle using the Pythagorean Theorem. Pupils then use the equation to graph circles on a coordinate plane. Their final activity provides information about a circle such as an equation, center, radius, or two...
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Anatomy of a Parabola

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Look at parabolas from a different perspective. The lesson introduces the idea of the analytic interpretation of parabolas. Pupils learn the vocabulary associated with parabolas including the focus and directrix. They develop the...
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Perimeter and Area of an Obtuse Triangle

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Make a coordinated effort to draw an altitude. Using an obtuse triangle plotted on a coordinate plane, scholars determine the perimeter and area of the triangle. after determining the lengths of the sides using the coordinates, learners...
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Perimeter and Area of a Right Triangle

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Make sure the coordinates are right when calculating distances. Given a right triangle on the coordinate plane, pupils determine the perimeter and the area. The scholars calculate the length of each side using the coordinates of the...