## RWA Distance Formula in the Coordinate Plane

### Topic

Baseball Diamonds

### Vocabulary

- Distance formula in the coordinate plane

### Student Exploration

#### In baseball, how would you find the distance from home plate to second base?

Read more here:

http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/ayoung/pdf/distformwkst.pdf

### Extension Investigation

- Students construct a scale model of a baseball field http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMAT6680Su06/Holloway/Instructional%20Unit1/Baseball%20right%20up.htm
- Real World Applications of the distance formula. (Baseball and the distance between 2 houses)-

#### Layering (optional)

Midpoints, Distance, and Slope and dart boards

http://www.pdesas.org/module/content/resources/21070/view.ashx