Pythagorean Theorem Brain Pop
Anticipatory Set: Play the movie and answer the following questions. Use the
controls to pause or rewind when you need to write answer.
1.) What type of triangle does the Pythagorean Theorem apply to?
2.) Why is a right triangle called a right triangle?
3.) What is the side opposite to the right angle called?
4.) What are the two sides adjacent to the right angle called?
5.) What does the Pythagorean Theorem state? (Listen to the explanation three
times before you try to write an answer.)
6.) How do we write the Pythagorean Theorem using variables?
7.) Create a diagram of the example from the
8.) Write out the steps for the example completed on
9.) How else can we use the Pythagorean Theorem?
10.) Write out the steps for the second example completed
on the movie.
Online Quiz: Click on the quiz link and then the graded quiz
link. Complete the quiz on the computer.
Experiment: Click on Experiment with Bob the Ex-Lab Rat.
Pythagorean Theorem and the Smartboard
BEFORE YOU LEAVE
How would you explain the Pythagorean Theorem to someone
who had never seen that video? What information would you
include in your explanation?
Mr. Tjersland's Math 7
Homework: Find the diagonal of your television at home using
the Pythagorean Theorem (SHOW WORK)