Distance Formula Activities

Instructor: David Wood

David has taught Honors Physics, AP Physics, IB Physics and general science courses. He has a Masters in Education, and a Bachelors in Physics.

The distance formula takes practice. Help your students get the practice they need with a few of these fun distance formula activities for use in your classroom.

Distance Formula Activities

The distance formula is a formula that is used to figure out the distance between two coordinates on a coordinate plane. It essentially involves finding the distance between the X coordinates, the distance between the Y coordinates, and then using the Pythagorean theorem to find the diagonal distance.

This is a process that requires a great deal of practice. Anything we can do to give our kids additional practice, while keeping them engaged, is worthwhile. To this end, having students participate in activities can help keep them focused on their learning. In this lesson, we are going to go through a few ideas for activities that help teach the distance formula.

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