Distance on the Coordinate Plane

Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to coordinate geometry. Learners find the distance between two points on a coordinate plane by using the Pythagorean Theorem. The vertical and horizontal change creates a right triangle, which allows individuals to apply the Theorem.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a guided notes document to facilitate note taking
  • Use the practice problems as board work to check for understanding
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires graph paper
  • The 18th lesson of the series

  • Includes a set of problems for independent practice
  • Provides worked-out solutions of every example and problem

  • None
Common Core