Connections, please

Posted on April 26, 2017

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“Is that all we have to do?”   The teacher had told them that to answer this question they needed the distance formula and the Pythagorean Theorem.

They’d used the distance formula on the two points they were supposed to figure out the distance between… and were wondering whether they were done, because they hadn’t used the Pythagorean Theorem.

I showed them…. but I’m afraid the part they were nodding about “getting” was the part about “you’re done!” and not the connection…

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