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Math Mammoth Square Roots & The Pythagorean Theorem

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45 pages
(includes answers)

Sample pages (PDF)
Contents
Square Roots
The Pythagorean Theorem
Applications


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Math Mammoth Square Roots & The Pythagorean Theorem is a relatively short worktext focusing on the Pythagorean Theorem and its applications.

First, students need to be familiar with square roots, so they can solve the equations that result from applying the Pythagorean Theorem. The first lesson of the book introduces taking a square root as the opposite operation to squaring a number. The lesson includes both applying a guess-and-check method and using a calculator to find the square root of a number.

Next, students learn how to solve simple equations that include taking a square root. This makes them fully ready to study the Pythagorean Theorem and apply it.

The Pythagorean Theorem is introduced in the lesson by that name. Students learn to verify that a triangle is a right triangle by checking if it fulfills the Pythagorean Theorem. They apply their knowledge about square roots and solving equations to solve for an unknown side in a right triangle when two of the sides are given.

Next, students solve a variety of geometric and real-life problems that require the Pythagorean Theorem. This theorem is extremely important in many practical situations. Students should show their work for these word problems to include the equation that results from applying the Pythagorean Theorem to the problem and its solution.

There are literally hundreds of proofs for the Pythagorean Theorem. In this book, we present one easy proof based on geometry (not algebra). As an exercise, students are asked to supply the steps of reasoning to another geometric proof of the theorem, and for those interested the lesson also provides an Internet link that has even more proofs of this theorem.

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