Pythagorean theorem Demonstration

Friday, July 14, 2017

Pythagorean Theorem Demonstration

The Pythagorean theorem states that the sides of a right triangle squared equals the third side squared.

Here is a visual picture of the Pythagorean theorem.

pythagorean theorem

You can also use skittles to help you understand this important Geometric theorem.

Start with a right triangle like you see below.

right triangle

Next, use skittles to fill up the boxes of the short legs.
You then can move all of the skittles into the box of the hypotenuse.

pythagorean theorem demo

You can also complete the activity in opposite direction and move the skittles from the large box into the two small boxes which demonstrates the Pythagorean theorem.

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