Midpoint in Ocean Crossings allows students to look at primary sources from steamships to use real data to solve mathematical problems.
To determine the midpoint, use this formula:
midpoint = a + b / 2
Distance from Santa Maria to Flores = 324 miles. Distance from Flores to Fayal = 130 miles.
Problem: Find the midpoint the steamship traveled from Santa Maria to Flores.
Problem: What would the midpoint be on a trip from Santa Maria to Fayal with a stop in Flores?
Geometry, Finding Distances and Midpoints, Math Planet.
Algebra, The Distance and Midpoints Formulas, Math Planet.