Continue the Pythagorean Theorem

  1. Introduce the converse of the Pythagorean theorem and methods to determine whether a triangle is right, obtuse, or acute. Offer additional real-world examples.
  2. Introduce the Mathematical Practices Rubric and highlight how the eight practices will apply during the project.
  3. Prepare a short quiz on key terms for Quiz Day. You can use Quizlet.

Tips and Tools

Highlight Mathematical Practice 1, Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Can students begin to discern Pythagorean patterns and structures around them?

Use these Khan Academy tutorials on measuring right triangles or this Khan Academy video (3 minutes) on using the Pythagorean theorem.

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