Pythagorean Theorem

Activity One: Who is Pythagoras?

Target Objective:

  • In an online discussion forum, students will be able to determine importance of Pythagoras in mathematical history by stating at least one of Pythagoras' accomplishments, and why this/these accomplishment(s) are the best.


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Activity Two: Proof Behind the Pythagorean Theorem

Target Objective:

  • In a discussion group, the student will be able to justify the Pythagorean Theorem by explaining why the squares of the legs are equal to the square of the hypotenuse.

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Activity Three: Finding the Unknown Side of a Right Triangle using Pythagorean Theorem

Target Objective:

  • Given two sides of a right triangle, students will be able to determine the length of the unknown side of the right triangle by using Pythagorean Theorem and a calculator.

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Activity Four: Using Pythagorean Theorem to Solve Real World Problems

Target Objective:

  • Given a scenario describing a right triangle, students will be able to draw a picture representing the passage, and solve for the missing distance by using Pythagorean Theorem and a calculator.


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Activity Five: Is it a triangle, a right triangle, or not a triangle?

Target Objective:

  • Given three lengths, students will determine whether the lengths create a right triangle by applying the Pythagorean Theorem and using a calculator.


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Activity Six: Pythagorean Theorem Extra Practice

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