Yardwork in Segments

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Stretch your knowledge of ratios to the coordinate plane. The interactive allows pupils to set the endpoints of a directed line segment and form a right triangle. Using rubber bands, users visualize the line segment divided into equal lengths. Finally, scholars find the coordinates of the point that divides the segment into a given ratio.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have students complete the interactive as a introduction to an algebraic method to finding points that divide a segment into a given ratio
  • Use a geoboard to replicate the situation on the interactive
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should know how to graph points
Pros

  • Allows for multiple ratios
  • Connects to a task within the Mathematics Vision Project
Cons

  • None
Common Core