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Distance Formula in the Coordinate Plane

Length between two points using a right triangle.

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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

  1. Students construct a scale model of a baseball field http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMAT6680Su06/Holloway/Instructional%20Unit1/Baseball%20right%20up.htm
  2. 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

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