Pythagoras Teacher Resources
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Proving (a Theorem) and Disproving (a Theory)
As a cross-curricular instructional activity, your class examines the issues of gender discrimination, careers, and gender roles. They read and discuss an article, prepare a proof of the Pythagorean theorem as a class, and develop a creative representation of Pythagoras' ideas.
7th - 12th Math 9 Views 81 Downloads
Getting It Right! An Investigation of the Pythagorean Theorem
Learners construct a variety of right triangles using a right-angled set square, cutting corners from pieces of paper or cardboard, and using dynamic geometry software. They measure the sides of these various right triangles and record measurements in a spreadsheet.
6th - 8th Math 4 Views 75 Downloads
Quilting with My Pal, Pythagoras!
What a neat concept; kids discover the Pythagorean Theorem as they work together to create a class quilt! Use these tips to explain the theorem, and kids participate in a scavenger hunt for right angles. Display the "Shoo Fly" quilt design, which includes many right angles.
6th - 8th Math 8 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Pythagoras and Distance Formula
In this Pythagoras and Distance Formula learning exercise, students read real-life story problems, determine needed information, write equations, and then solve the problem. Students use the Pythagorean Theorem and Distance Formula to compute answers.
9th - 11th Math 13 Views 75 Downloads
What's My Angle, Pythagoras? (Pythagorean Theorem)
Students solve problems using the Pythagorean Theorem. In this geometry activity, students solve for the missing angles of triangles. They apply ratios of the Pythagoras formula to solve for the missing side and angles.
9th - 10th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
Getting it Right! An Investigation of the Pythagorean Theorem
In order to learn about the Pythagorean Theorem, young mathematicians investigate relations and patterns between different sides of a right triangle to look for possible relations among the squared sides. Once they have established the relationship, they generate visual proofs, investigate the Web for additional information about Pythagoras, and use geometry software to explore other implications of the theorem.
5th - 8th Math 23 Views 82 Downloads
Middle schoolers investigate the concept of the Pythagorean Theorem. After conducting independent practice to find the hypotenuse of a triangle, they work with the teacher using examples in the lesson plan. The direct instruction is delivered using a question and answer format.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 40 Downloads