Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Missing a Leg (Day 2) - Section 1: Launch


Many times students oversee mistakes that they could detect by just being a bit more careful and reflective. Using tools appropriately is also a habit I try to instill in students. Sometimes we can use ordinary items around us to make our work neater and to help us avoid mistakes. In this video clip I share a couple of examples to represent inaccuracies repeatedly seen in student work that can be avoided by teaching students to be more mindful and alert when working out problems, such as solving triangles. 


  Reminding students to be cautious and to use tools appropriately
  Grappling with Complexity: Reminding students to be cautious and to use tools appropriately
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Missing a Leg (Day 2)

Unit 9: The Pythagorean Theorem
Lesson 6 of 10

Objective: SWBAT use the Pythagorean theorem algebraically to find missing leg lengths.

Big Idea: The Pythagorean equation is skillfully used to find missing sides that are not the hypotenuse.

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Math, Pythagoras, Pythagorean Theroem, Pythagorean Theorem, Solving right triangles, Pythagorean Triples, right triangle, hypotenuse
  60 minutes
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