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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:40 pm 
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Coordinates are

(2,2)
(8,4)
(3,-1)

work out 4th coordinate

(9,1)

What is the midpoint of this rectangle - give co-ordinates

thank you


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:05 pm 
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Sketch it ...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:37 pm 
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Find the middle of each side. Reiterate G55 - always draw.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:14 pm 
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If you have a diagonal going from (2,2) to (9,1) could you not just find the midpoint of that?


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Yes, but a solid concrete understanding helps most children. The diagonal is a more abstract stage of teaching.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:15 pm 
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Yes, I see. That makes sense.


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