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Pythagorean Theorem

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Visit this site: http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/emt669/Student.Folders/Huberty.Greg/Pythagorean.html

Author:Greg Huberty, Univ. of Georgia
Description: President James Garfield is credited with a proof of the Pythagorean theorem unlike other proofs in that it does not use squares of the sides; rather, it uses two triangles of sides a, b, and c along with a triangle with legs of c to create a trapezoid. The page includes link to a Geometer's Sketchpad version of Da Vinci's proof, as well as several other Pythagorean Theorem links. A student folder from the Dept. of Mathematics Education/J. Wilson.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Documents/Sketches/Galleries, Geometer's Sketchpad
Math Topics: Triangles and Other Polygons, History and Biography

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