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# Free! Pythagorean Theorem Problem Solving, Ribbon Around a Column

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Students will apply the Pythagorean Theorem to a real world situation as they try to calculate how much ribbon will be required to wrap around a column.

I created this task after actually running into this problem. I needed to buy ribbon to wrap around columns for Christmas. I actually pulled out a piece of scratch paper in the store and did a little Pythagorean Theorem to calculate the amount I needed.

The task is not easy. Students are given the dimensions of the column and a basic diagram. They must figure out how to apply the Pythagorean Theorem to solve the problem.

Answer key is included.

Thank you for your interest in this resource from Rise over Run.

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Common Core Standard:
CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.B.7
Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.
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