The Shortest Path Problem
Students construct a scaled model of a distance problem and solve the original problem based on the ratio produced. In this distance lesson, students find the shortest distance between two points by creating a model on their graphing calculator.
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Shortest Line Segment from a Point P to a Line L
One of the hardest skills for many young geometers to grasp is to move beyond just declaring obvious things true, and really returning to fundamental principles for proof. This brief exercise stretches those proving muscles as the class...
9th - 11th Math CCSS: Designed