Saturday, July 10, 2010

Pythagorean Via The Bleachers

Notice how the bleachers form a 3D triangle from the side view? The legs would be the height and the base whereas the hypotenuse would be the distance going down the bleachers.

--Giving each of your students rulers have them measure the base and height of the bleachers

--Next, have them estimate the hypotenuse via calculation

--Finally, have them measure the hypotenuse and see how close they were


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