This is a simple and complete way to introduce right triangles and area that helps students "Discover" the Pythagorean Theorem. Using the detailed lesson plans, 2 PowerPoints and foldable (graphic organizer), the students form ownership of the Theorem and internalize the meaning and importance of this equation. Dressing up as Mr. or Mrs. Pythagoras and watching the historical video adds laughter and makes your class unforgettable! I have also provided information on the common core objective covered in this lesson. ENJOY!
Love it! I need to start teaching math 10 and I had wrote myself a note last year to reteach pythagoras before heading into the curriculum. This is perfect. Well layed out and matches my teaching style!
I've been teaching mathematics, international studies, and media design since 1998 in an urban district located in the southeast region of the USA. Before becoming a teacher, I worked as an electrical engineer for several years.