Lengths of Sides in Isosceles Right Triangles: Paper Football

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Fuse sports and geometry by having your class create paper footballs—that are actually isosceles right triangles! Scholars use an interactive to create an isosceles right triangle to model a paper football. From the information in the interactive, individuals determine lengths of sides of the triangle.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide opportunities to work with 45-45 right triangles
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be comfortable working with radicals
  • Students should understand the Pythagorean Theorem
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Pros

  • Includes hints for the problems
  • The additional resource contains examples
Cons

  • None
Common Core