Viewmongous TV

Just how big of a TV do you need?! The task at hand asks individuals to compare the area of 80-inch and 55-inch TVs. The length of the TV is given and learners must use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the width to calculate the areas.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss whether the TVs are similar
  • Incorporate as a performance task when studying the Pythagorean Theorem
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a strong understanding of how to find a missing side length using the Pythagorean Theorem
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Pros
  • Uses a topic of interest to most pupils as a means of motivation
  • Adaptable to different grade levels
Cons
  • None
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