Lesson Plan: Pythagorean Theorem

Py This lesson develops the Pythagorean Theorem and the measurement of triangles.  It reinforces perfect squares and square roots.  It is important to know the values of squared numbers from 1 to 20, how to factor square roots by hand, and common square root values without a calculator.  The game here is to guess the hypotenuse by estimating with perfect squares. Common perfect square triangles are exploder, 3-4-5 and 5-12-13. Isosceles triangle 10 -10 – 14.14 illustrates factoring perfect squares and moving decimal places.

Lesson Plan: Pythagorean_Theorem

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Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
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