In this geometry lesson, learners generate Pythagorean triples using technology. They enter a program which generates Pythagorean triples in to their TI-83 calculator and examine the results.
8th - 12th Math 3 Views 26 Downloads
Trigonometry and the Pythagorean Theorem
Ancient Egyptians sure knew their trigonometry! Pupils learn how the pyramid architects applied right triangle trigonometry. When comparing the Pythagorean theorem to the trigonometric ratios, they learn an important connection that...
9th - 11th Math CCSS: Designed
Communications and the Lunar Outpost
Can you hear me now? Groups use given information about communication on the moon to determine the maximum distance an astronaut can travel and stay in communication. Using the calculations, they determine what lunar features they can...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Solving Systems of Linear Equations
Solving systems of equations underpins much of advanced algebra, especially linear algebra. Developing an intuition for the kinds and descriptions of solutions is key for success in those later courses. This intuition is exactly what...
8th - 9th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Proofs into Practice: The Pythagorean Theorem in the Real World
As an introduction to the instructional activity, 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...
8th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Getting It Right! An Investigation of the Pythagorean Theorem
Learners construct a variety of right triangles using a right-angled set square, cutting corners from pieces of paper or cardboard, and using dynamic geometry software. They measure the sides of these various right triangles and record...
6th - 8th Math