Prove It (Part 2)
Lesson 3 of 8
Objective: Students will be able to use similar right triangles to prove the Pythagorean Theorem, and then work on identifying common student errors when using the theorem.
Looking for Common Errors
For our next activity, I give the class the Common Errors handout. I ask them to work in their groups, reviewing and correcting the work in the first part of the document.
To conclude this lesson, I ask the students to summarize the errors that they saw on the Common Errors handout (and any others they might have come across when using the Pythagorean Theorem!) I list their observations on the board.