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Pythagorean Triples

Published on 08/27/2011

Activity Overview

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


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



  • 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.