Unit 7, Lesson 14# Distances on a Coordinate Plane

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Use coordinates and absolute value to find distances between points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate. Let's explore distance on the coordinate plane. Learning targets: students can find horizontal and vertical distances between points on the coordinate plane. It may be useful, but not required, to provide access to tracing paper or rulers to help students think through the misconception that the length of a diagonal is equal to the length of a related horizontal or vertical distance in the coordinate plane.