This is a simple activity designed to reinforce the Pythagorean theorem and emphasize that it is the sum of the SQUARES of the side lengths, not the side lengths themselves, that total the SQUARE of the hypotenuse.
Best used after an introduction activity.
Most effectively completed when students are working as partners.
The directions recommend that the students display their work as a poster.
1) Task directions
2) Twelve squares (that will form 4 right triangles)
3) Optional Extension activity for early finishers
4) Answer Key