The Pythagorean Theorem

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The Pythagorean Theorem

  1. 1. The Pythagorean Theorem
  2. 2. For each group , create one of the following A B C A 3x3 square A 4x4 square A 5x5 square
  3. 3. Words to Know <ul><li>Use a math dictionary in the tools section of math on portaportal.com to find these words: </li></ul><ul><li>Hypotenuse </li></ul><ul><li>Pythagorean Theorem or Pythagoras </li></ul><ul><li>Right Triangle </li></ul><ul><li>Square </li></ul><ul><li>Square Root </li></ul>
  4. 4. Groups A and B <ul><li>Label the parts of a right triangle </li></ul>Leg A Leg B Hypotenuse C
  5. 5. Group C <ul><li>Go to portaportal.com and explore the links in the Pythagorean Theorem folder in the Geometry Section of Math </li></ul><ul><li>Find 3 important ideas and write them on your square (you must reach a group consensus) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Groups A and B <ul><li>Take a sheet of notebook paper and fold down the corners so that they form 4 right triangles with touching vertices </li></ul><ul><li>Copy and complete the following chart </li></ul>4 3 2 1 C^2 A^2 + b^2 Hypotenuse C Leg B Leg A Triangle
  7. 7. Group A and B <ul><li>Read p.155 in your Student Reference Book </li></ul><ul><li>Go to portaportal.com and explore the links in the Pythagorean Theorem folder in the Geometry Section of Math </li></ul><ul><li>Find 3 important ideas and write them on your square (you must reach a group consensus) </li></ul>
  8. 8. All Groups <ul><li>Go to http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/PythagoreanExplorer/?version=1.5.0_11&browser=Mozilla&vendor=Sun_Microsystems_Inc . and practice solving for the missing sides of a right triangle </li></ul><ul><li>Homework: p.380, explain the relationship between the legs and the hypotenuse of a right triangle </li></ul>

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