Pythagorean Theorem to Determine Distance: Neighborhood Map

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Find the distance between various locations in a neighborhood. Scholars use the interactive to find distances between locations on a map. The map is overlaid onto a grid to provide coordinates for each location, and pupils apply distances to solve multi-step problems.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct a mini lesson to derive the distance formula from the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Have individuals create problems using the points in the interactive
Classroom Considerations

  • The class should understand how to take square roots of numbers
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Pros

  • The problems scaffold from having one point at the origin to having no points at the origin
  • Provides hints on how to solve problems
Cons

  • None
Common Core