Utility Workers: Working with the Pythagorean Theorem

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Pairs use the Pythagorean Theorem to work a problem dealing with utility poles. They collaborate to determine where to attach a guide wire to a pole. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide instruction on the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Have pupils create problems that use the Pythagorean Theorem
Classroom Considerations

  • Calculators will help evaluate the square roots
  • The lesson is the seventh out of 10 that connects mathematics with careers
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  • Includes an answer sheet
  • Provides information about two careers that use the Pythagorean Theorem

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Common Core