Pythagorean Theorem Animation

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Use models to investigate the concept of the Pythagorean Theorem.

Pythagorean Theorem Animation

Make conjectures about the Pythagorean Theorem in this visual activity.

Putting It All Together

Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.

Open-ended question 1

Move the slider to the right-most position, and use the button that appears to show the side lengths of the squares. For each of the three squares, write an expression to represent its area.

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Open-ended question 2

What is the relationship between the areas of the three squares?

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Open-ended question 3

If you know the lengths of the two short sides of a right triangle, how could you find the length of the longest side (hypotenuse)?

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