# Pythagorean Theorem and Proof

By Susan LoFranco on Apr 24, 2017

• Student will be able to use the Pythagorean Theorem to perform a proof

## Procedure

• Review Vocabulary: Pythagorean Theorem, proof, converse, right triangle, hpyotenuse,
• Review with the student the Pythagorean Theorem - Given a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sums of the squares of the two sides or a2 + b2 = c2
• Watch and listen to the YouTube Video "The Best Pythagorean Rap Ever" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbopLhP4kpo
• Review with the student the Pythagorean Worksheet and Cubes.
• The student will use the Right Triangle on the Pythagorean Worksheet and the cubes along with their knowledge of their knowledge of the Pythagorean Theorem to prove it.
• Once the student has completed the proof of the Pythagorean Theorem, using the student's media of choice, the student should write an explanation of the proof.
• Other fun proofs can be found at http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/emt668/emt668.student.folders/headangela/essay1/pythagorean.html

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