Learning Exercise

The Distance Formula

This lesson will help students to understand the concept of finding the distance between two points by using the distance formula. This lesson meets the California math standards such as understanding and use operations such as taking square roots (2.0) and use properties of the number system to prove and disprove statements (25.0).
Course: Algebra 1

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Instructional plan


Technical Notes

Used the dry erase board, pencil and paper.


The students should understand the concept of Rigth triangle the pythagorean theorem.


Distance formula, right triangle, Pythagorean Theorem, and vertices.

Learning Objectives

Students will learn how to find the distance between twi oiutns by using the distance formula. Students will able to see the relationship between the Pythagorean Theorem and the distance formula. Students will determine wheter three points are vertices of a right trianle.