Describe what a Pythagorean Triple is and use your perfect square chart from 1 squared to 10 squared to find another one other than 3,4,5.
A pythagorean triple is three numbers that are all perfect squares. Like 3 squared + 4 squared equals 5 squared. So, then it is 9 + 16 = 25. Another pythagorean triple from the perfect square chart is 6,8,10.
Using embeddable web 2.0, describe how to find the missing side of a Right Triangle using the Pythagorean Theorem, show how to solve both for a missing leg and the hypotenuse (note: you may use numerical examples ie. a=4 b=6 c=?)
Explain how to solve a Pythagoras word problem. Use one of the examples we covered in class (Worksheet A, B, LeFrog or Bonus Problem).
Mr. H jumped into a canoe to cross a river that runs east to west and is 20m wide. The current carried him down stream 8m before he reacked the other side. How far did he travel?
Now that you have seen many Pythagorean problems, create your own word problem.
Mr. Smith a 10ft. ladder and has to climb up a 8ft. wall. How far away fron the wall does Mr. Smith have to place the ladder?