G11a – Solve geometrical problems on coordinate axes

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Finding the coordinates of a mid-point, finding the length of a line segment, and finding the shortest distance from a point to a line

Teacher resources

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  • Slides in PDF (one slide per page, suitable for importing into IWB software)
  • Worksheet (with space for students work) covering finding the coordinates of a mid-point, finding the length of a line segment, and finding the shortest distance from a point to a line
  • Handout (slides with exercises only; 4 per page for reduced printing)
Links to past exam questions

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Interactive GeoGebra activity: Find the area of a triangle given the coordinates of its vertices

In this activity, at least one side of the triangle will be parallel to one of the axes.