Your Challenge: One real-world task is the ability to explain what you know to others. The challenge in this project is for older students to find common examples of right-angle geometry and use their geometric knowledge to create a lesson that explains Pythagorean principles to younger students in a way that is engaging, understandable, meaningful, and relevant.
Driving Question: How can we present the Pythagorean theorem to an audience of younger students in a way we know is understandable, relevant, and meaningful?
You will be assessed on (1) geometry content; (2) mathematical practices; (3) teamwork; (4) presentations and designs.
If you have no or little experience with PBL, your teacher may ask you to watch the video (approximately 4 minutes) or a video on (approximately 30 minutes).
Watch this Khan Academy on the Pythagorean Theorem (10 minutes) or view this on the Pythagorean theorem.
- Watch the : What’s the point of geometry? This is a clever video on the importance of geometry. (3 minutes)
- Either individually or in teams, spend 20 minutes finding online resources for Pythagorean theorem, then discuss and generate questions or share observations.