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Left-Over Squares

Unit 5: Area Relationships
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: SWBAT justify statements in a proof about area. Students will understand why the Pythagorean Theorem is about area and how it can be used to find the missing side of a triangle.

Big Idea: Students analyze a transformation proof for rigor and learn that a famous theorem means more than "a squared plus b squared equals c squared".

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Math, Geometry, Proofs, Pythagorean Theorem, Transformation Proof
  58 minutes
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