45-45-90 Sample - Section 3: Special Right Triangles Investigation

 
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Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem and Special Right Triangles Investigation

Unit 11: The Pythagorean Theorem
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: Students will be able to apply the Pythagorean Theorem to derive shortcuts for 30-60-90 triangles and 45-45-90 triangles.

Big Idea: By using linguini noodles, students will see how the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse work. Then, in a small group investigation, students will discover the special right triangles shortcuts and justify their reasoning.

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