Teachers Lesson Plans

Triples, Triples, Triples: Grade 7-8

Summary

Students will look at the different pieces of the installation With Reference to Pythagoras, including the initial sketches and designs, and then consider the different types of right angle triangles that would work in the dimensions presented in the sketch accompanying the sculpture.

Theory:

Students will learn the Pythagorean Theorem, both geometrically and numerically.

Creation:

Students will represent transformations using the Cartesian coordinate plane, and make connections between transformations and the real world.

Analysis:

Students will solve problems involving right triangles geometrically, using the Pythagorean theorem.

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Duration:

One 50-minute lesson, including discussion and reflection (2 if they will be building the triples).