Looking for Pythagoras (pp. 65--70)

Caroline Schulte


The author discusses the process and revision of a lesson implemented in a 7th-grade classroom. Students explored triangles and the areas associated with their side lengths in order to discover the Pythagorean theorem. The lesson was then revised to use tools such as patty paper and GeoGebra software.

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Marzano, R. (September 2011). The Perils and Promises of Discovery Learning. Educational Leadership, 86--87.

Veljan, D. (2000). The 2500 Year-Old Pythagorean Theorem. Mathematics Magazine, 73(4), 259--272. Available on-line at https://www.jstor.org/stable/2690973


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