Students investigate the mathematical concepts related to the study of The Pythagorean Theorem. They graph and review how to use a line segment to construct a triangle. Then using the theorem students calculate the length of the hypotenuse.
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Systems of Equations Leading to Pythagorean Triples
Find Pythagorean Triples like the ancient Babylonians. The resource presents the concept of Pythagorean Triples. It provides the system of equations the Babylonians used to calculate Pythagorean Triples more than 4,000 years ago. Pupils...
8th Math CCSS: Designed
Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem
Use the given tasks and detailed teacher's commentary to introduce your 8th graders to the Pythagorean theorem and its converse. Embedded links to information about Egyptian geometry make your presentation interesting. Consider giving...
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Using the Pythagorean Theorem: Lesson
Is it right to use the converse? A segment of a basic geometry playlist introduces the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse. The video uses Pythagorean triples when finding whether a triangle is a right triangle or not.
5 mins 8th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Sets of Pythagorean Triples: Matching Problem
What sets of whole numbers make up the measures of side lengths in right triangles? Pupils use an interactive triangle to learn about Pythagorean triples. Individuals find missing values in triples and learn more about Pythagorean...
8th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Sets of Pythagorean Triples: The iPad is a Pythagorean Triple
Compare iPad and HDTV aspect ratios. Individuals use the interactive to determine whether the measurements of screens represent a Pythagorean triple. The pupils determine what changes are needed to make a Pythagorean triple.
8th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Solving Equations Using the Pythagorean Theorem: Cryptography
Don't keep this resource a secret. Individuals learn to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find Pythagorean triples. They also see how Pythagorean triples can be useful in the field of cryptography to encrypt secret messages.
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
How Many Ways Are There to Prove the Pythagorean Theorem?
There is more than one way to prove the Pythagorean Theorem. Euclid and Einstein found the same way to prove the Pythagorean Theorem. The video introduces several other ways to prove the theorem along with the history of its use.
5 mins 8th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
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