Pythagorean Theorem and its Converse

Pythagorean Theorem and its Converse

Author: Jonathan Heeren

The purpose of this tutorial is for the student to understand how the Pythagorean Theorem works in right angles and how to use its converse to identify types of triangles.

Students will be able to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find missing sides of right triangles

Students will be able to use the Pythagorean Theorem to identify types of triangles



State Standard for MN Apply the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse to solve problems and logically justify results. 

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Pythagorean Theorem basics with converse

This powerpoint was found online however it is a great one to show how the Pythagorean theorem works and how the converse can be used to define triangles.

Source: teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/math/.../11.../PythagoreanThm.ppt

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