The Area Meaning of the Pythagorean Theorem

This applet allows the students to investigate the original meaning of the Pythagorean Theorem: the areas of squares formed on the legs of a right triangle sum to the area of a square formed on the hypotenuse. Moreover, the students will develop the Pythagorean Inequalities, which will help them determine if triangles are acute, obtuse or right triangles.

 

Mr. Bokar

 
Resource Type
Activity
Tags
algebra  area  distances  geometry  hypotenuse  hypoténuse  investigation  lengths  pythagorean  theorem 
Target Group (Age)
15 – 18
Language
English (United States)
 
 
GeoGebra version
4.4
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