The Pythagorean Theorem

Introduction

The Pythagorean Theorem is something that people use all the time without really even knowing it. In this web quest you will learn more about the Pythagorean Theorem and how it is used in everyday life.

Task

After you are finished with this web quest, you will use the information you collected to create a poster or display to tell the class about what you have learned.

Process

Here are the steps you will take in order to complete the web quest.

1. You will be put into groups of three or four.

2. After you have gotten into your groups, you will select what role you will play in the group.

3. Once you get your roles picked then you will start researching the Pythagorean Theorem.

Here are the websites you will gather your information from:

http://www.themathlab.com/Algebra/lines%20and%20distances/pythagor.htm

From this website you can find some history about Pythagorous. And how the theorem was created.

http://www.mathsisfun.com/pythagoras.html

From this website you will learn what the Pythagorean Theorem is and how it is used.

https://www.studypool.com/questions/5500/how-might-the-pythagorean-theorem-be-used-in-everyday-life

From this website you will find out some of the everyday uses of the Pythagorean Theorem.

4. Once you have found all the information that you need, you will create a poster or display that shows the information you learned.

   Your poster should include:

     ~ What the Pythagorean Theorem is

     ~ Who created it and how it was created

     ~ A couple of examples of how it is used in everyday life

Evaluation

1- Shows little understanding of the concept that was presented. Some of the information was there, but lacked the main points.

2- Shows some understanding of the concept that was presented. There were some of the main points

3- Shows that they mostly understand the concept that was presented. Most of the main points are there, but it is still missing a few things.

4- Shows complete comprehension of the concept that was presented. All the main points are well represented. 

Conclusion

While doing this web quest I hope you have gotten a better understanding of the Pythagorean Theorm.  And now know some of the everyday uses of it.