This interactive GOOGLE® activity is perfect for any Algebra or Geometry class. 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. They will need a calculator to find square roots of non-perfect squares. After determining the answer, they drag the accompanying puzzle piece, onto the blank puzzle. When all sixteen are done, the puzzle is completed, and a picture of Renee Descartes is complete. There is also an optional mini WebQuest on the life of Descartes. A link to a web site is given which will provide the answers.
I have also included is a printable graphic organizer for the Distance Formula for students’ notebooks. It is part of my Algebra Poster/ Graphic Organizer Bundle. Also included is a poster of Descartes for your classroom.
Detailed illustrated instructions on accessing and sharing this resource with your students are included as well as the link to the product. An answer key is provided.
Note: You and your students must have access to the internet and have individual FREE Google Drive Accounts to use this resource.
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What are Teach Interactive™ Google Resources and Why should you teach with them?
New innovative resources which you and your students access through the free Google file sharing system, Google Drive®. They explore math interactively while using the same technology that permeates their daily lives.
✓ Completely paperless, no printing, no lost assignments, and NO PREP for you
✓ Students work directly on their own pages or work collaboratively - your choice!
✓ Students can submit work digitally and you can give feedback promptly
✓ More engaging than pencil and paper
✓ Incorporate technology that students are familiar with into your lessons.
✓ Students can organize their materials in their own Google Drive. Great for Review!
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