Activity: Definition and properties of a vertical line(Coordinate Geomtery)  Math Open Reference 


Go to:  http://www.mathopenref.com/coordvertical.html (opens a new window)  
Description:  An interactive applet and associated web page that show the definition of a vertical line in coordinate geometry. The applet has two points that the user can drag which define a line. The line flagged when it is vertical (slope=undefined). The grid, details and coordinates can be turned on and off. The applet can be printed exactly as it appears on the screen to make handouts. The web page has a discussion on how to test for vertical and has links to other pages relating to coordinate geometry. Applet can be enlarged to full screen size for use with a classroom projector. After use in the classroom, student can access it again from any web browser at home or in the library with no login required. This resource is a component of the Math Open Reference Interactive Geometry textbook project at http://www.mathopenref.com. 

Technology Type:  Flash  
Author:  John Page  
Language:  English  
Cost:  Does not require payment for use  
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Courses:  Geometry  Line, Slope, Equations of a line  
