FREE!!! A GREAT animated illustration of the Pythagorean Theorem!
Pythagorean Theorem - Color Blocks - An Animated Illustration. This Powerpoint presentation animates the Pythagorean Theorem through the use of color blocks. Each block represents one square unit. Each side of a 3-4-5 triangle is squared and represented using different color blocks for each square unit. Initially, only the legs of the triangle are squared. One click begins the animation that takes each block from the legs and moves them over to the hypotenuse. My kids love it! It is a great way to show the theorem in action.
There are presenter notes that include the type of questions that you may want to ask your students such as "Where is the hypotenuse?", "How do you know that is the hypotenuse?", etc. Also included are the answers to these questions in parentheses. Whether you are familiar with the subject or not, you can easily follow this presentation!
The presentation begins with a Cover Page. The next slide contains a picture of a right triangle with the squares of the sides depicted using color blocks. You may ask questions at this time. The next click will take you through the entire animation. The final slide is the entire 3-4-5 triangle with the corresponding squares on each side.
This presentation is password protected and you will not be able to make edits. After you've downloaded the file and open it, a box will appear saying that this is password protected. Choose the box on the left that says "read only". The powerpoint presentation will load and then you can press the play button to start the presentation.
If you are having any problems using this powerpoint presentation, you can download PowerPoint Viewer for Windows here for free.
This is my first offering here on TpT. If you have any suggestions, I welcome them! I am considering making this into a full presentation where each step of the Pythagorean Theorem is addressed. I would love to know if this is something that would interest you.
Thank you for trying out my first product!
All the best,
DianaJo's Math and More