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Title Go the Distance!
Description Students use knowledge about the Pythagorean Theorem and slope to derive the distance formula, or a similar method for calculating the distance between two points on a coordinate plane.
Subject Mathematics
Level Middle School
Type Discussion Prompts, Guided Activity
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Pythagorean Theorem, distance formula, hypotenuse
Simulation(s) Graphing Lines (HTML5)


Author(s) Mary Burr
Contact Email mary.burr2@gmail.com
School / Organization Augusta Raa Middle School
Date submitted 16/11/24
Date updated 16/11/24