Pythagorean Theorem Teacher Resources
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Pythagorean Theorem All
As the second in a series on the Pythagorean Theorem, this lecture delves into some more difficult problems. Primarily, it examines the process for finding the value of a hypotenuse. It is particularly helpful because the example problem is one in which the solution is not easy to calculate.
10 mins 9th - 10th Math 7 Views 2 Downloads
Applying the Pythagorean Theorem in a Mathematical Context
Participants who use this resource will apply the Pythagorean Theorem to show whether or not the shaded triangle inscribed in a rectangle is a right triangle. Once all of the sides on the shaded triangle are found, it is important that your class understands that the largest side may be the hypotenuse.
7th - 9th Math 33 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Proofs into Practice: The Pythagorean Theorem in the Real World
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.
8th - 12th Math 133 Views 204 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Most adults remember learning about the Pythagorean theorem, but they don't all remember how to use it. The emphasis here is on developing an intuitive understanding of how and when to use the theorem. Young mathematicians explore applets that simulate squaring the sides of a right triangle and practice putting the theorem to use.
8th - 10th Math 47 Views 71 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Pythagorean Theorem: Prove It (Part 2)
Do your geometry pupils complain they'll never use this stuff in real life? Prove them wrong with this straightforward activity, in which they apply the Pythagorean theorem to real-world problems as well as mathematical problems. The activity includes several attachments for the assignment, as well as resource links for an extension of the activity.
7th - 9th Math 29 Views 109 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem
Use the given tasks and detailed teacher's commentary to introduce your 8th graders to the Pythagorean theorem and its converse. Embedded links to information about Egyptian geometry make your presentation interesting. Consider giving your class members a 12-inch piece of yarn with which to demonstrate a right triangle and the Pythagorean theorem triples the way that this ancient culture did.
7th - 9th Math 42 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What is the Pythagorean Theorem?
Need to find the length of a side of a right triangle? Just use the Pythagorean Theorem! Follow along as the tutor defines the Theorem, explains how it works, then uses it to determine the missing length of a right triangle. This is a great clip to watch at home when you need a little extra homework help.
4 mins 6th - 11th Math 7 Views 5 Downloads
Understanding the Pythagorean Theorem
Who is Pythagoras and what is the Pythagorean Theorem? Ben knows and he's made a video all about it! The Pythagorean Theorem is defined, the procedure is demonstrated, and an example is provided. Ben also mentions how the theorem is used in architecture and engineering.
2 mins 5th - 7th Math 3 Views 0 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 21 Views 80 Downloads
Students discover the Pythagorean Theorem. In this discovering the Pythagorean Theorem lesson, students measure the lengths of various triangles to the nearest centimeter. Students record their measurements in a table. Students square each measurement and determine the relationship the two sides of a triangle have to the hypotenuse.
7th - 8th Math 20 Views 103 Downloads
Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem
In this roots and the Pythagorean Theorem activity, learners solve 15 different types of problems related to square roots and applying the Pythagorean Theorem. They first determine the square root of each number and then, the cube root. Pupils also determine the length of each unknown side in the illustrations shown and determine the sets of numbers that can be the lengths of the sides of a right triangle.
7th - 9th Math 82 Views 646 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
In this Pythagorean theorem activity, 9th graders solve and complete 8 different types of problems. First, they go to the given website and copy the picture shown. Then, students draw a right triangle using the straight line between the green and blue points as its hypotenuse.
9th Math 20 Views 80 Downloads
Pythagorean Theorem by Graphic Manipulation
There are many different ways to show a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem. Here is a nice hands-on paper cutting activity that shows a graphic representation. You can even challenge your young Pythagoreans to come up with their own alternative representation.
7th - 9th Math 10 Views 46 Downloads