Finding the Distance Between Two Points: Lesson

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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 distance between the points by finding the length of the hypotenuse.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Derive the distance formula from the Pythagorean Theorem
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should be familiar with the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Individuals must know how to estimate square roots
Pros

  • Contains the worked examples
  • Provides a link to other distance videos and problem sets
Cons

  • None
Common Core