Finding the Legs: A Pythagorean Activity
Learners explore the concept of the Pythagorean Theorem. In this Pythagorean Theorem lesson, students use lists on a graphing calculator to determine the length of a hypotenuse of a triangle given two legs.
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Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem Using Transformations
Middle and high schoolers construct a triangle using Cabri Jr. They construct squares on each of the legs and hypotenuse of the triangle. Pupils show that the area of the squares on the leg equal the area of the square on the hypotenuse.
9th - 12th Math 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...
8th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Pythagorean Explorer
Make sure the measurement is right. The interactive provides right triangles with a missing side measurement. Pupils use the given sides and the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate the length of the missing side. After entering the length,...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Pythagorean Theorem for Solving Right Triangles: Solving the Triangle
Observe the change in the trigonometric ratios as angles vary. An interactive provides the values of trigonometric ratios for both acute angles in a right triangle. Pupils create a right triangle to match given criteria and find the...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Lengths of Triangle Sides Using the Pythagorean Theorem: Find the Missing Side
What is the relationship between the sides of a right triangle? Learners use an interactive to create models of right triangles and view the relationship between the lengths of the sides. They finish by using the Pythagorean Theorem to...
8th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable