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Pythagorean Proofs

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will explore proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. Students will explore the proof of the Pythagorean Theorem using area of squares, area of triangles and trapezoids, and by dissection. Students will then be asked to apply what they have learned about the Pythagorean Theorem.

Key Steps

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    Download the attached PDF or Word document and look over the information on the first page. Download and distribute the attached TI-Nspire document (.tns file) and student worksheet for use during the activity. A TI-Nspire document containing expected student results is also available for download.

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    Discuss the material from the activity pages and worksheet with students as needed.

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    Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity.