The Pythagorean Theorem


Your mission if you choose, is to explore the various principles of the Pythagorean Theorem. Throughout this web quest there will be opportunities to listen, watch, read and interact with online tools that will help you to understand the Pythagorean Theorem. At the end of this lesson we will learn and use Pythagoras Theorem which will help us to solve real world problem involving a ladder. Are you ready? Put on your thinking cap and begin by reading the task on the next page.


Your task will be to explore the resources listed. After you would have explored the resources you will create a Google slides presentation using your Google account. After you would have created a slide presentation showing your solution to the ladder problem, please share your slide presentation using a shareable link.


Introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem

Watch the video below to visual explore the Pythagoras Theorem

Using the Pythagorean Theorem

Watch the following video to get a brief overview of the Pythagorean Theorem and see how it can be applied to solve a real-life problem

Use the Pythagoras Theorem

Please create a Google slides presentation to help show and explain your answer. Use graphics, text, colors and pictures to help you explain your answer.


Your evaluation will be based on creating and sharing your google slides presentation. Please review the rubric below to ensure you earn maximum points.

Category Proficient (3 pts) Developing (2 pts) Needs Improvement (1 pt)
Slides Slides are placed appropriately and contain an introduction slide, work slide and solution slide.  Slides contain correct information but are not paced correctly using a variety of slides. Slides are missing and content is lacking 
Grammar Correct grammar throughout the presentation. A few grammar errors Too many grammatical errors
Correct Mathematics All work is correct and is shown on a slide. Missing or incorrect work shown No work shown
Creativity Presentation contains photos, a variety of colors and a consistent design. At least one phone and some design Lacking photos and consistent designs
Conclusion The conclusion slide is correct and explains the solution verbally and graphically. The conclusion is incorrect or does not explain the solution verbally or graphically. The conclusion either does not exist or does a poor job of explaining the answer verbally or graphically.



This is where students will recap main points of the lesson taught.The teacher will review students google slide presentation and make all necessary corrections in relation to the set out rubric. 


Students will be given credit for their completed work as prescribed in the rubric laid out in the evaluation.

Teacher Page

Helpful hints for the delivery of lesson:

  • Make sure each student have an internet enabled device.
  • Students will be required to have a google account to be able to create google slides presentation.