This two-page set of notes has students compare two methods of finding the distance between two points on the coordinate plane: the pythagorean theorem and the distance formula. It is designed for Pre-Calculus students who have seen both methods taught in previous courses. In my many years of teaching pre-calculus, I have found that students …

# Distance Between Points

I created this practice book to give my trigonometry students some much needed review of finding the distance between any two points on the coordinate plane. I’m a rebel and chose not to teach the distance formula since it’s way easier to just use the Pythagorean Theorem instead. Instructions for Finding the Distance Between Any …