The Distance Between Points

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Find the shortest distance from A to B using the Pythagorean Theorem! Scholars learn they can find the distance between two points by creating a right triangle using the horizontal and vertical lengths and applying the Pythagorean Theorem. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide learners with centimeter graph paper; measure to verify that the calculated lengths are correct
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a calculator
  • Classroom must have Internet access to watch the video
  • The fifth lesson in a series of nine
Pros

  • Video provides detailed examples and discussion of the process
  • Length of the video is reasonable
  • Includes a problem set resource with an answer key
Cons

  • Does not include problem solving or real-life application examples
Common Core