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Pythagorean Triples

Activity Overview

Explore Pythagorean triples by dragging vertices to find whole number Pythagorean triples.

Objectives

Find whole number leg measures for which the measure of the hypotenuse is also a whole number.

 

Vocabulary

  • Pythagorean Triples
  • Relatively prime

About the Lesson

This “create your own” activity is designed for students to work independently or with a partner to complete this investigation. The time varies for this activity depending on whether the TI-Nspire document (.tns file) is provided or created by the students.