3D Pythagoras

Calculate one hypotenuse then repeat. The resource provides a variety of ways for finding the length of the diagonal in a prism. Using the Pythagorean Theorem, pupils find a variety of distances in 3-D figures. The distances range from diagonals of prisms to altitudes of cones.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Spend some time with the class to help them visualize the right triangles needed
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be comfortable using the Pythagorean Theorem with 2-D figures
  • Uses British terms for 3-D Figures

  • The worksheets are linked to the video
  • Includes applications of distances found

  • None
Common Core