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The Pythagorean Theorem with Jelly Beans

Jeong Yun, Alfinio Flores 

November 2008, Volume 14, Issue 4, Page 202

Abstract:
Students explore the Pythagorean theorem and an extension using jelly beans to measure areas. Deductive thinking and algebraic notation help establish connections as students can work in groups at stations. These activities using jelly beans are beneficial and enjoyable for students, prospective, and in-service teachers. Extension activities are included.

Keywords:
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Teacher
Modeling
Pythagorean Theorem