Distance Formula for Busy Teachers

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Using the distance formula to find the distance between two points and the length of line segments given the two endpoints. Lesson handout clearly illustrates the origin of the distance formula and connection to the Pythagorean theorem, with detailed example.
5 Pages: Handout (Lesson) / 2 Worksheets / 2 Keys
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Page 1 is a lesson handout that clearly and concisely articulates the origin of the distance formula and connection to the Pythagorean theorem. Also, an example is given with clear and detailed solution showing all steps.

Page 2 is a 7-question worksheet with room for student work. Worksheet includes standard problems (distance between two points) and a more complex problem involving the diagonals of a rectangle.

Page 3 is a second 5-question worksheet with room for student work. Worksheet includes standard problems (distance between two points) and more complex problems involving lengths of the sides of a triangle.

Page 4 is the KEY for Page 2 (questions with answers).

Page 5 is the KEY for Page 3 (questions with answers).

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