PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM EXPLORATION 2 (CUT-OUTS)

 Pythagorean Theorem Exploration 2 Cutouts
Here is the second part of the previous post (Pythagorean Exploration 1 cut-outs). The first one uses the other two sides (a and b) of the right triangle to form the sides of the square pattern. This time, the hypotenuse (c) will be used for the sides of the square. You may use the discussion in Pythagorean Exploration 2 as a guide.

You may download this template for personal use and for your math class activity. The length of the sides on the second page measures 6.5 inches. This is also the measure of the length of the hypotenuse of the right triangle on the first page.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM EXPLORATION 1 (CUT-OUTS)

 Pythagoras Theorem Cutouts
In the previous posts, two different explorations were presented for the derivation of the Pythagoras Theorem. The first exploration can be found here and the second here.

The Pythagoras Theorem states that:
"The square of the length of the hypotenuse (denoted by c) is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides (denoted by a and b)"
 Pythagoras Theorem

Here is the cutout for the first exploration of the Pythagoras Theorem. The file consist of two pages. The first page consists of four congruent right triangles. The second page is a square.

Cut along the broken lines on the right triangles and use them to fill in the square on the second page using the EXPLORATION 1 as a guide.

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Monday, November 17, 2014