Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Analyzing Distance Algebraically - Section 2: Continuing the Activity


My students were so creative in how they developed an algebraic understanding of distance on the coordinate plane that I created a short series of video clips highlight four students as they presented to the class.  The first two students were in my morning class together and presented by building on each other's statements.  The last two students are from my afternoon class and also worked together as partners to present their ideas to the class.  I was proud of their many ways to discuss how the distance formula is created, conceptually.

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Analyzing Distance Algebraically

Unit 4: Pythagorean Theorem
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: Students will be able to apply the Pythagorean theorem to find the length of a diagonal line segment on a graph.

Big Idea: Some students would rather use coordinates and formulas, than measure distance on a diagram. I like to offer both as an option.

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Math, Pythagorean Theroem, distance formula, Geometry, 8th Math, 8th Grade Geometry, right triangle
  50 minutes
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