Midpoint in Ocean Crossings


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:

midpoin+ b / 2

midpoint in ocean crossings

A map of the Azores from the Fabre Line Winter Cruises brochure 1923-1924.

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?

Additional Resources

Geometry, Finding Distances and Midpoints, Math Planet.

Algebra, The Distance and Midpoints Formulas, Math Planet.