Pythagoras Teacher Resources
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Students create patterns using different scales. In this algebra activity, students apply the concepts of art to creating different designs. They use different sizes to explore the concept of scales.
Fifth graders use cos to solve problems involving right-angled triangles. They solve equations of the form cos(++) = a, for a between -180 and 360 degrees. They state the value of cos(++) in special cases and graph y = cos(++).
Middle schoolers explore the making of circles and concepts related to them in geometry. The project is inquiry based will focus upon students making their own nametags. The construction is ideal for hands on middle schoolers.
Fifth graders solve a problem by using systematic problem solving strategies. They determine if there is enough information to solve the problem. They solve a problem involving geometric shapes and area.
High schoolers listen to a short lecture about Pythagoras-who he was, his contributions, where he was from, and a timeline involving him. They have the option of doing some research about Greek mathematicians on their own and summarize their findings or doing the Web quest on Great Mathematicians.
Learners classify triangles and make connections regarding angle measurements and attributes of acute, right, and obtuse triangles. They listen to teacher define and explain triangles. Everyone imagines a place where a broken wing for a spaceship needs to be built and pupils make decisions about which type of triangles will fix the wing.
Sixth graders problem solve the square peg in the round whole problem by applying knowledge of the formulas for the areas of the circle and the square. They decide on a problem solving strategy based on logical reasoning.
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. There are steps to help you demonstrate the quilt square pattern to mathematicians before they create one of their own on paper. Learners use the paper as a pattern, cutting out the fabric pieces and calculating the area of each. Encourage collaboration once all squares are finished by challenging the class to lay out their pieces and come up with a design for the quilt.
Students discover that side measurement is used in determining angle classification of a triangle. By squaring sides, they predict whether triangles be right, obtuse, or acute. They prove the Pythagorean Theorem and use it to solve problems.
In this Pythagoras and Distance Formula worksheet, 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. This three-page worksheet contains 5 multi-step problems.
Students practice using the Pythagorean Theorem. In this Pythagorean Theorem lesson, students utilize diagrams, measurement and illustrations to find the missing length a of triangle. Students use real world examples such as the Federal Triangle to practice.
In this Pythagorean Theorem worksheet, middle schoolers use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of the unlabeled side of the right triangle. There are 8 problems all together.
High schoolers explore the concept of the Lute of Pythagoras. In this Lute of Pythagoras instructional activity, students construct the Lute of Pythagoras on their Ti-Nspire. High schoolers use circles, segments, lines, points, and regular polygons to construct the Lute of Pythagoras.
For this Pythagorean Theorem worksheet, students use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the length of a missing side. They calculate surface area of a prism. This two-page worksheet contains 4 multi-step problems.
Using a twelve foot knotted rope, students form a 3-4-5 right triangle. Following a discussion of observations about the lengths of the sides of the triangle, students use grid paper, scissors and a centimeter ruler to draw and measure sides of more right triangles.
For this math worksheet, students practice answering the questions for finding the hypotenuse of the given triangles while using the Pythagorean Theorem.
In this find the missing side of the right triangle worksheet, students use the Pythagorean theorem to find the missing side, given the other 2 lengths, for 4 triangles.
As an introduction to the lesson, learners verify the Pythagorean theorem with a hands-on proof. Then, pupils use the theorem to determine whether three side lengths could form a right triangle and choose one of two real-life situations to examine using the theorem. Terrific activities and worksheets are embedded.
Middle schoolers are introduced to the Pythagroean theorem. They construct right triangles on graph paper and draw squares on each side of the triangle. The attributes of a right triangle should become clear to pupils as a result of engaging with this fine resource. Fantastic worksheets and weblinks are embedded in the plan, which should make it easy for you to implement. Terrific!
Investigate vectors and learn how to use them. Explore why size and direction, as well as knowing speed and distance, are important components of the vector problems you are trying to solve. This is an extensive lesson which includes six different activities, each with examples and problems to solve.