Distance Between Two Points: Taxicab Distance

Apply geometry to find the distance as the crow flies. An engaging lesson compares the distance a car must drive to the straight line distance between two locations. Scholars must manipulate a simulation, note the change in distances, and determine a pattern.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide pupils a graphic organizer to record the measured lengths as they work with the manipulative
  • Flip your classroom and assign the video as homework; use class time for the interactive portion of the lesson
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Pros
  • Provides background information as a link within the interactive component
  • Includes both graphical and symbolic representations
Cons
  • None
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