Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Introduction to Pythagorean Theorem - Section 1: Bell Ringer

 

After years of using this story, which is very long, and either reading myself or allowing students to ready these very tongue tying words I finally tried something new.  This year I made a quicktime movie the night before and simply played the video, flaws  and all, for each class.  The book was not nearly as daunting to complete and all my students really paid attention to the video.  

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Introduction to Pythagorean Theorem

Unit 4: Pythagorean Theorem
Lesson 1 of 10

Objective: SWBAT prove that equality between the sum of short sides of a triangle squared and the longest side squared only occurs with right triangles.

Big Idea: Hands-on manipulatives help students to prove how, why, and when the Pythagorean Theorem shows relationships within triangles.

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Math, Pythagorean Theroem, Proof of Pythagorean Theorem, master teacher, understanding the Pythagorean Theorem, hands on learning, Hands on Pythagorean Theorem, unit introduction
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