Homework Solutions on Distance Formula - Assignment 0...

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Assignment 0Friday, August 30, 2013In your mathematical careers, it will be increasingly more important for you todemonstrate good problem solving skills. The emphasis is shifting from beingable to grind out rote calculations like you did in Algebra and Calculus, tobeing able to solve original problems.And part of problem solving is beingable to explain to others how you solved the problem.For that reason, yourhomework will be graded on how much work you show, and how much youexplain your reasoning. The following is a sample problem along with severaldifferent possible student responses. Each response is graded, and the grade foreach is explained.1. Find the distance between the points (-1,3) and (2,-1).Grade :0 out of 5 points
Explanation :The answer is incorrect, and no work is shown.Solution 2 :5Grade :1 out of 5 pointsExplanation :Although the answer is correct, there is no indication by thestudent how he or she obtained the answer.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Dr.BradEmmons
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Calculus, Algebra, Distance Formula, nicely written solution

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