The Pythagorean Theorem in Crime Scene Investigation

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It's a Pythagorean who-dun-it. Pupils apply the Pythagorean Theorem in several different real-world scenarios involving right triangles. By solving each task, they find the thief who was responsible for a museum heist.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class research other mathematical connections to crime scene investigation
  • See if a forensic investigator would be willing to give a presentation
Classroom Considerations
  • Students should have experience with right triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem
Pros
  • Provides worksheets for each activity
  • Includes rubric and sample answers
Cons
  • None
Common Core