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Can Pythagoras Swim?

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Students will investigate relationships between sides of right triangles to understand the Pythagorean theorem and then use it to solve problems. Students will simplify expressions using radicals and exponents in this activity.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the information on the first page. Distribute the Student Worksheet for use during the activity.

During the Activity

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

After the Activity

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