Follow the Fence, Then the Hypotenuse

Middle schoolers investigate finding the side length of a figure.  In this finding the side length of a figure instructional activity, students construct a right triangle on a side length of a quadrilateral.  Middle schoolers find the length of non-vertical and non-horizontal sides of polygons.  Students use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle. 

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2001
Usage Permissions
Fine Print: Educational Use