Education Technology

Exploring the Pythagorean Theorem and its Applications

Published on 08/30/2005

Activity Overview

Students discover the Pythagorean Theorem by exploring right triangles using Cabri® Jr. They apply the Pythagorean Theorem to real-world problems. Also, students create a scatter plot of the data and find an equation that fits the data.

Before the Activity

Teacher involve students in an activity where students experience the menu keys of the Cabri Jr. Application.

During the Activity

In part 1, students begin to work individually, and then with their partners. Students complete the charts in the first worksheet.

After the Activity

In part 2, students work in groups to solve The T.V. Task. They use the second worksheet to record their results.