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The Rope Stretcher

Unit 5: Area Relationships
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: SWBAT use properties of geometry and algebra to justify the statements in a proof. Students will understand the meaning of the Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem.

Big Idea: Students apply the Pythagorean Theorem and criteria for triangle congruence in a proof...and learn how the ancient pyramids of Egypt were laid out.

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Math, Geometry, Proofs, Pythagorean Theorem, history of mathematics, ancient design and engineering
  54 minutes
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