 # Pythagorean Theorem to Determine Distance: Ladders

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Young mathematicians to the rescue! Pupils use an interactive to find lengths relating a ladder against a building. The problems involve determining how long a ladder must be to reach a given floor to what floor can a given ladder reach.

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CCSS: Designed
##### Instructional Ideas
• Have individuals denote whether they are trying to find a leg or the hypotenuse
• Create pairs to work on the problems together and discuss strategies
##### Classroom Considerations
• The class should understand the Pythagorean Theorem
• Teachers must create a free account to access
##### Pros
• Shows the correct answer if incorrect answers are chosen
• Provides hints to how to solve the problem
##### Cons
• One question is inconsistent with units, using feet in the question and meters in the answer choices
• The Learn More Information does not go well with the interactive