The Pythagorean Theorem

What special relationship exists among the sides of a right triangle? Explore this relationship using a computer applet, cut-and-paste activity, and video tutorial to develop the Pythagorean Theorem and its significance to right triangles.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • If there is enough time, have groups rotate between the three learning stations so that they are exposed to the different modalities
Classroom Considerations
  • Activities require many different materials
  • Computer applets require learners to explore right triangles either individually or in groups; be sure there are enough computers or laptops
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Applies the Pythagorean Theorem to real-world situations
  • Learning stations allow pupils to explore the Pythagorean Theorem using different modalities and learning styles
Cons
  • None
Common Core