Square Are They?: Who knew counting was so hard? How many squares are on a chessboard? Student use critical thinking and problem solving skills to come up with a surprising complex and very interesting answer.
Let me introduce you to 2 Point Pete. Don’t forget 2 Point Paul and 2 Point Paula. We aren’t sure if Paula will ever be acute triangle, but we do know she is always right. Students will explore perimeter, area and the Pythagorean Theorem using a coordinate plane.
How long of a ladder do you need to become a hero? First, student make sure they are safely becoming a hero. Then, they discover the relationships between the Pythagorean theorem, angles of right triangles, and the main three trigonometric functions.