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The Distance Formula and Midpoint Formula

The Distance Formula and Midpoint Formula

Description:
  1.  

    Present the distance formula (d=) and midpoint formula (, )

  2.  

    Demonstrate how to find the distance between two ordered pairs, emphasizing order of operations.

  3.  

    Provide examples that allow practice for finding distances and midpoints. 

  4.  

    Explain the connection between the distance formula and the Pythagorean Formula.

 

This packet should help a learner seeking to understand how to find the distance between two ordered pairs, and to find the coordinates of the midpoint of the line segment with these ordered pairs as endpoints.

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Tutorial

The Distance Formula

This video introduces the distance formula and explains how it is related to the Pythagorean Theorem.

Source: Kevin Kriescher on Guaranteach

Applying the Distance Formula

This video provides several examples of how the distance formula is used.

Source: Kevin Kriescher on Guaranteach

The Midpoint Formula

This video introduces the midpoint formula.

Source: Kevin Kriescher on Guaranteach

Applying the Midpoint Formula

This video provides several examples of how the midpoint formula is used.

Source: Kevin Kriescher on Guaranteach

Practice Problems

This slideshow contains several problems that learners can use to check their understanding of the material.