Whoops! Something went wrong.

Click here to refresh the page

Introducing Pythagorean Theorem

Introducing Pythagorean Theorem
Product Description
This is an inquiry based lesson to support students understanding the Pythagorean theorem.

In the blank graphs provided, you can have students draw two legs measured 3 units and 4 units. Tell them the hypotenuse measures 5, and then have them square each side. In the other graph, have them draw a triangle with legs 6 and 8 units, and have them attempt to find the length of the hypotenuse. This takes time and students will struggle, but it is worth them coming up with the equation on their own and then testing it for both triangles. In about 45 minutes, even my struggling students came up with the equation.

There are 4 practice problems that follow, with steps provided for solving for a missing hypotenuse.
Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
Report this Resource
  • Comments & Ratings
  • Product Q & A
Digital Download
Digital Download
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up