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The Theorem of Pythagoras

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Author:Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology
Description: A videotape-and-workbook module that explores a basic topic in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. Several animated proofs of the Pythagorean theorem are presented, with applications to real-life problems and to Pythagorean triples. The theorem is extended to 3-space, but does not hold for spherical triangles.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Multimedia, Video, Lesson Plans and Activities, Textbooks
Math Topics: Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Triangles and Other Polygons
Math Ed Topics: Audiovisual/Multimedia, Curriculum/Materials Development

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