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.
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