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.
Football and the Pythagorean Theorem: There's Math in Sports?- Explore how the Pythagorean theorem can be used to determine the distance that a pass and a kick in football actually travel in this interactive from Alabama Public Television.
This is a great activity for students learning the Pythagorean Theorem. Students will use the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate distances. In addition, students will add decimals to calculate routes involving more than one stop. Lastly, students will explain the shortest route.