Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Chris's Pythagoras growing post

Part 1: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 3 unknown numbers a, b,c that work with a2, b2=c2

Part 2: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=?)

Part 3:Explain how to solve a Pythagoras word problem. Use one of the examples we covered in class

Problem B
You’ve just picked up a ground ball at first base, and you see the other team’s player running towards third base. How far do you have to throw the ball to get it from first base to third base, and throw the runner out?

Part 4:Now that you have seen many Pythagorean problems, create your own word problem.

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