Algebra Distance Formula Famous Mathematician Puzzle

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Algebra Distance Formula Famous Mathematician Puzzle

This activity is perfect for any Algebra or Geometry student. It combines practicing the Distance Formula in a fun way with learning a little bit about the man who is famous for the coordinate system, an integral part of the formula.

Students solve 16 problems, finding the distance between two points. Students will need a calculator to find square roots of non-perfect squares. After determining the answer, they cut out the accompanying puzzle piece, and glue it onto the matching value on the blank puzzle. When all sixteen are done, the puzzle is completed, and a picture of Des Cartes is complete.

There is also an optional mini WebQuest on the life of Descartes. Both a URL and a QR link to a web site is given which will provide the answers. I have included two versions of the puzzle, one with, and one without the Web Quest.

Also included is a poster of Descartes for your classroom, and graphic organizers for the Distance Formula for students’ notebooks. The organizer is part of my Algebra Poster/ Graphic Organizer Bundle.

Answer Key included.

Math, Art, History – all in one resource!! And self-checking, too.

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Algebra Distance Formula Famous Mathematician Puzzle
Algebra Distance Formula Famous Mathematician Puzzle
Algebra Distance Formula Famous Mathematician Puzzle
Algebra Distance Formula Famous Mathematician Puzzle