One of the few cuneiform tables to consist entirely of a geometrical diagram, shows that Babylonian scribes knew the Pythagorean Theorem and possessed a method of calculating accurate estimates of square roots. On the obverse, the scribe drew a square and its diagonals. Circa 1,900 BCE – 1,700 BCE
This quick-paced, nail-biter of a math game will leave your kids BEGGING for more! Team up to knock out the other team's player. The last team standing wins! This is by far the most engaging thing I've done for my classroom this year. My kids get SO excited when we play, and they work super hard all week practicing their math facts just so they can improve their Knockout game!Not only is this great for learning math facts, but it builds character as it emphasizes teamwork and good…
Square Roots with Cheez-Its and a Graphic Organizer (and download) The number line is one of the most important aspects of this lesson. I have them label it (see pictures) so that they can quickly estimate what a square root SHOULD be before they blindly punch it into their calculators.
Applying the Pythagorean Theorem- In this video, learn how using the Pythagorean theorem can help people solve real-world problems involving distances. In the accompanying classroom activity, students develop their problem-solving, spatial reasoning, and geometry skills by putting the Pythagorean theorem to use.