About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Coordinate Geometry chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topic||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Parts of a graph||The basics of graphing; quadrants, axis, ordered pair, origin and intercepts|
|Tuesday||Cartesian coordinate system||Plotting points; graphing lines using a table and the x-and y- intercepts|
|Wednesday||The midpoint formula||Using the midpoint formula to find the middle of line segments|
|Thursday||The distance formula||Calculating the distance between any two points on a graph|
|Friday||Calculating slope||How to determine slope; using point-slope form and slope-intercept form; determining slope of parallel and perpendicular lines|
1. What Are the Different Parts of a Graph?
Being able to read a graph isn't just vital for an algebra class. Graphs and charts are used everywhere! We'll take a crash course on the basic x/y plane used in algebra and the fundamental vocab you need.
2. The Cartesian Coordinate System: Plotting Points & Graphing Lines
Watch this video lesson to see how useful the Cartesian coordinate system is. Learn how points are labeled and how you can plot points and graph lines using the system.
3. How to Use The Midpoint Formula
The formula for the midpoint of a line segment will tell you how to find the middle of any line segment on the x, y plane. Learn about this formula and see how it is used to find the midpoint of a line segment.
4. How to Use The Distance Formula
You can't always rely on your smartphone to tell you how far you need to travel to get from point A to point B. The distance formula will tell you the distance between any two points on a graph. In this lesson, you'll learn where it comes from and how to use it!
5. Calculating the Slope of a Line: Point-Slope Form, Slope-Intercept Form & More
Being able to calculate the slope of a line is a very useful skill to have. Why? Watch this video lesson to find out and learn how to find the slope when working with various equations and various lines.
6. Coordinate Geometry: Definition & Formulas
In this lesson we'll define coordinate geometry and learn about formulas that are commonly used in coordinate geometry. You can then take a brief quiz to see what you learned.
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