Having Fun with Distance and Midpoint

How to Find the Distance Between Two Points – How to Use the Distance Formula
How to Find the Distance Between Two Points – How to Use the Distance Formula

How do you take a topic that isn’t overly exciting and get the kids to have fun with it? I have found that getting students out of their seats and working with friends usually does the trick! 🙂

If you follow my blog you know that I have been sharing activity ideas (and free downloads) for a set of (free) ordered pair task cards that I posted last week. Click here for my post on a slope activity and click here for my post on a coordinate plane activity.

Today I am sharing an activity on the distance and midpoint formulas:

  • Give each student an ordered pair card and worksheet (download links are below)
  • Have them grab a partner, find the distance and midpoint between their point and their partner’s point and then “check” their work by graphing the ordered pairs and seeing if their answers make sense.
  • Have them repeat with 2 other partners.
  • Challenge early finishers (or everyone) to then grab another partner. Let their point be an endpoint and their partner’s point be the midpoint. They need to find the other endpoint.

It’s a quick easy-to-implement activity that gets kids moving and working together. Enjoy!

Click the image below to download the ordered pair task cards:

Click the image below to download the Distance and Midpoint Partner Activity worksheet:

Thanks for reading,

Christina

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