Instructional Video

The Pythagorean Theorem

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Be sure the class gets this one right. Using a right triangle, the video introduces the Pythagorean Theorem. The presentation breaks down the theorem into its components while providing uses of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners write the Pythagorean using leg and hypotenuse instead of a, b, and c
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should understand square roots and squares
  • Individuals should know how to solve basic equations involving squares
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Uses diagrams to illustrate the problems
  • Provides links to other videos that are helpful in solving right triangle problems
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