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- Beaufort, SC
Special right triangles Teacher Resources
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Students explore the concept of right triangles. In this right triangle lesson, students construct a scale model of a tourist attraction similar to Fort Jefferson. Students research aerial photos of Fort Jefferson, then build their model using posterboard, markers, tape, scissors, rulers, and other items.
Students use geometric formulas to divide a pumpkin pie. In this geometric formulas lesson, students review equations for area and circumference of a circle and divide a pumpkin pie to practice the formulas. Students use the Pythagorean theorem to solve the pie problems.
Get an interdisciplinary edge. Scholars study air contamination and slope. They record the time it takes for air fresheners to reach them at variable distances. They document their times, classify them by distance, and draw a scatter plot to represent the mean figures of their data. Great lesson!
High schoolers create posters. In this concepts lesson, groups of students use the internet to research different proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In addition, they research Greek Mathmaticians. High schoolers create posters and bulletin boards containing their information.
Learners explore the qualities of right triangles. Given an incomplete worksheet of a Pythagorean Theorem Proof, students produce the missing steps to successfully complete the proof. Learners apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of a diagonal of a box and determine the lengths of the other two sides by applying side relationship conjectures.