Before the Activity
Provide each student with a copy of the attached .pdf document.
During the Activity
This activity will help students visualize the areas involved in a right- angled triangle and uses some basic algebra involving the sum of areas in the diagram to prove that the Pythagorean relationship holds. The numeric approach confirms the algebraic result.
After the Activity
Review student answers
As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
Re-teach concepts as necessary