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Right Triangles and Geometer's Sketchpad

Eighth graders use Geometer's Sketchpad to construct squares on a 4 quadrant coordinate system which will form right triangles. Using the Geometer's Sketchpad, student discover relationship of the Pythagorean Theorem as they compare the areas of the squares. Students describe the relationship between the sides of the triangles and the squares.

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