This product includes 4 different multi-step problems that require students to use their knowledge of the Pythagorean Theorem and apply it on the coordinate plane. Students realize that the hypotenuse of a triangle is the quickest way to get from point A to point B. They also realize that in order to calculate this distance, they just use the Pythagorean Theorem.
There are 4 different stories that students can read collectively as a group, or independently. They are challenged to find the distance from point A to point B, from point to point C, and on a couple of them, from point C back to point A. In order to do this, they must use the Pythagorean Theorem right triangle model.
My students LOVED this! I printed these out on transparencies so that students could use wet erase markers on them and draw in their right triangles. We did two days of this (2 problems per day), and students worked together in groups. I merely facilitated.
You'll notice on the student copies that the x and y axes are blank so that you can write in intervals of your choice- on two of my teacher answer keys you'll see that I didn't count by increments of 1.