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Introduction

Hello all, this assignment is designed to be painless. You will independently use the Midpoint Formula then use the website below to verify your answers.

 


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Task

Describe crisply and clearly what the end result of the learners' activities will be. The task could be a:

  • problem or mystery to be solved;
  • position to be formulated and defended;
  • product to be designed;
  • complexity to be analyzed;
  • personal insight to be articulated;
  • summary to be created;
  • persuasive message or journalistic account to be crafted;
  • a creative work, or
  • anything that requires the learners to process and transform the information they've gathered.

If the final product involves using some tool (e.g., HyperStudio, the Web, video), mention it here.

Don't list the steps that students will go through to get to the end point. That belongs in the Process section.

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Process

To demonstrate mastery of this exercise each student will be required to perform the following procedures:

1. Plot each pair of endpoints

2. Connect endpoints using a straight edge

3. Use the Midpoint Formula to locate midpoint

4. Keep all ordered pairs neatly in parentheses

5. Go to designated website to verify line segment sketches and LOCATION of each midpoint.

****YOU ONLY NEED TO MAKE THE PROPER SUBSTITUTIONS WITH THE ORDERED PAIRS. THE MIDPOINT AND LINE SEGMENT WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE GENERATED.


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Conclusion

Using the Honor System, compare your sketches and midpoints to those you generated online. Using a RED pencil make any corrections on your paper.

What do you notice about the"Switch 1&2" icon? Why does the midpoint stay the same when you click on it? What do you notice about the colors on the ordered pairs?

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Updated: Friday, June 16, 2006 10:54 AM
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