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Description:

This resource features an animated Java tutorial that uses geometric overlays to show why the Pythagorean Theorem works. The resource was developed by NASA to supplement the algebraic proofs which are typically provided to students for solving problems involving right triangles. Background information on the Pythagorean Theorem and its historical use is included. This resource is part of a larger collection, developed by scientists and teacher workshop participants at NASA's Glenn Learning Research Center.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

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Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

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Update Standards?

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9—10 texts and topics.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6—8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Model with mathematics.

CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.B: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.

CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.B.6: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-SRT.B: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Prove theorems involving similarity

CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-SRT.B.5: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Use congruence and similarity criteria for triangles to solve problems and to prove relationships in geometric figures.
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