Applications of the Pythagorean Theorem

Begin seeing the world through the lens of geometry! Use the 19th installment in a 25-part module to apply the Pythagorean Theorem to solve real-world problems. Individuals sketch situations resulting in right triangles such as the diagonal of a television screen or a soccer goal. They use their sketches to find missing side lengths with the Pythagorean Theorem.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the exit card questions as a mini-quiz to check for understanding
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires prior experience with finding area and perimeter
  • Learners should already be proficient with the mechanics of the Pythagorean Theorem
Pros
  • Includes a review of previous lessons in the series
  • Provides opportunity for class discussion
Cons
  • None
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