‪The Pythagorean Theorem: Geometry’s Most Elegant Theorem‬
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# ‪The Pythagorean Theorem: Geometry’s Most Elegant Theorem‬

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This lesson teaches students about the history of the Pythagorean theorem, along with proofs and applications. It is geared toward high school Geometry students that have completed a year of Algebra and addresses the following national standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning: 1) Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships; 2) Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems; 3) Understand and apply basic and advanced properties of the concepts of geometry; and 4) Use the Pythagorean theorem and its converse and properties of special right triangles to solve mathematical and real-world problems. The video portion is about thirty minutes, and with breaks could be completed in 50 minutes. (You may consider completing over two classes, particularly if you want to allow more time for activities or do some of the enrichment material). These activities could be done individually, in pairs, or groups. I think 2 or 3 students is optimal. The materials required for the activities include scissors, tape, string and markers. An origami proof of the Pythagorean Theorem can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncNt15SNlZE

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Pythagorean-Theorem-Teacher-Guide.docx

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Pythagorean-Theorem-Teacher-Guide.pdf

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Pythagorean-Formula-worksheet.docx

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Pythagorean-Formula-worksheet.pdf

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Pythagorean-Theorem-Puzzle.pdf

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Pythagorean-Theorem-transcript.pdf

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Pythagorean-Throrem-teacher-bios.pdf

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Pythagorean-Theorem-Lesson-description.docx

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Pythagorean-Theorem-Lesson-description.pdf

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Pythagorean-Theorem-transcript.docx

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Pythagorean-Throrem-teacher-bios.docx

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