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Pythagorean Theorem

Pythagorean Theorem

Author: Suzanne Sallee

Students will apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the length of an unknown leg or the hypotenuse of a right triangle.

Students will solve contextual problems using the Pythagorean Theorem.

What is the relationship between the hypotenuse and the legs of a right triangle?

How can the Pythagorean Theorem be useful in the real world?

Pre-Requisite Knowledge:

Students should have an understanding of exponents and square root and how to determine an estimate of an irrational square root.

Students should have an understanding of right triangles and the conditions necessary to create them.

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Video 1: Introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem

Video 1: Introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem

Visual Home Assignment:

Watch Videos 1
Complete your video note taking worksheet - be sure to include any questions you may have.
If you have questions about the assignment, please contact your teacher using the Edmodo group.

In Class Assignment:

Complete assigned problems - you may work with a partner or small group.
Use the Geoboard app (large 150 pin setting) to create a right triangle and use the dimensions of the legs to determine the length of the hypotenuse of your triangle.
Save a screenshot of your triangle to the camera roll and email the photo along with your solution to the teacher.

Flipped Class Notetaking

Take notes while you watch the video at home and email or turn in to your teacher the following day.


Video 2: Pythagorean Theorem 1

Watch the video and use the note taking worksheet document your learning. Complete 3 of the 6 assigned problems.

Flipped Class Notetaking

Use this to take notes while watching Video 2


Video 3: 1.14.1 - The Pythagorean Theorem

Complete the video worksheet and problems as you view the tutorial.

From: iTunes U video tutorial from the Tennessee State Department of Education Governor's Study Partner Program.

1.14.1 The Pythagorean Theorem Notetaking

Use this notetaking sheet as you watch the video and complete the problems.