WSP Pythagorean Review

  • Pythagorean Review

    Grade: 6th to 8th

    Review and explore the Pythagorean Theorem.



    How to Use

    • Use the red points, sides, and colored areas to adjust the size and location of the right triangle.
    • You can drag any measurement, once shown, to another location if you wish.


    The Show/Hide buttons will toggle on/off measurements and the relationship of the measurements.


    Before using any of the buttons, explore the following:

    • What is the Pythagorean Theorem?
    • Prove the Pythagorean Theorem.
    • Write down a real-world scenario where this theorem would be useful.


    Objectives and Standards

    NCTM Standards and Expectations
    • Geometry / Measurement
    • Understand that by similarity, side ratios in right triangles are properties of the angles in the triangle, leading to definitions of trigonometric ratios for acute angles.
    • 6-8
    • Geometry
    • Measurement