Finding Your Way

Jun 27, 2018 | Flemington

Word Problem Wednesday: Find Your Way Using a Coordinate Plane

By Mathnasium | Added Jun 27, 2018

Practice the useful elementary school math skill of finding distance using a coordinate plane with this fun word problem challenge from Mathnasium.

It’s a great time of year to get out and about! To travel to beaches and amusement parks, or even just take a bike ride and visit some friends around town. Summer wandering provides a great opportunity to practice some elementary math skills such as plotting distances on a coordinate plane. Grab some graph paper and take a shot at solving this week’s word problem challenge.

Check back tomorrow for the solution!

Question: Emily gets on her bike at home and rides 2 miles north to the post office. From there, she rides 3 miles west to the library. Then, she rides 4 miles south to the park, then 5 miles east to the farmer’s market. Finally, Emily rides her bike 2 miles north to her friend Nick's house. How far away is Nick’s house from Emily’s house? In what direction?




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