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 document 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.