Process

You will first research the history of Pythagoras and the Pythagorean Theorem. Begin by viewing the video and PowerPoint presentation below. Then use the listed websites to answer the questions on the Pythagorean Theorem WebQuest worksheet.

1. View the video below
2. View the PowerPoint presentation
3. Download and print the Pythagorean Theorem WebQuest worksheet
4. Visit the following websites to help you answer the questions:

  1. The History of Pythagoras and his Theorem
  2. Pythagoras of Samos
  3. Pythagoras' Theorem

The PowerPoint presentation gave examples of how the Pythagorean Theorem is applicable to everyday life. Come up with your own idea on how you could use the Pythagorean Theorem in your own home. Draw a triangle diagram that illustrates your problem, and label the lengths of the sides. Solve your problem using the Pythagorean Theorem, showing all of the calculations. Turn your solved problem in upon completion.