Pythagorean Theorem Proofs

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Your class knows the Pythagorean Theorem, but can they prove it? A series of three videos shows two proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem and use it to classify triangles. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Post videos as a resource for absent pupils or those that need extra instruction
  • Pause the video at regular intervals to ask clarifying questions
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires Internet access to view the video
  • The first in a series of four trigonometry lessons
Pros

  • Reasonable length videos that pupils can manage easily
  • Clear instruction with a focused objective
Cons

  • Third video is not related to the proof of the Theorem, which doesn't follow the title of the lesson
Common Core