[PHOTO] Eighth Graders Check Their Math Results

CLARK — The eighth grade students in Mrs. McGeehan and Ms. Drasin’s math class at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark have been working with the distance formula and the Pythagorean Theorem. On Fridday, they had a chance to see if their formulas work as Mrs. McGeehan and Ms. Drasin turned the classroom into a coordinate plane by using the floor tiles as a grid. Each student picked a point on the grid, labeled it and placed a post-it note there. Then, in partners, they used the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between their points. At the conclusion of class, students checked their work by measuring the distance with a yardstick. Students were pleased to find that the numbers matched. In the picture above, Gabrielle Kaczan and Alexander Hampp measured the distance between their points after finding it using the Pythagorean Theorem. (Photo courtesy of Clark Public Schools)

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