Students learn about and use a right triangle to determine the width of a „pretend“ river. Working in teams, they estimate of the width of the river, measure it and compare their results with classmates.

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#### A Geometric Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem

Students will see an animated presentation of the proof of the Pythagorean Theorem. This animated PowerPoint presentation uses shearing and the invariance of the area of triangles with congruent bases and heights to show a step-by-step geometric proof of the…

#### Trig River

Students learn about and use a right triangle to determine the width of a „pretend“ river. Working in teams, they estimate of the width of the river, measure it and compare their results with classmates.

#### A Geometric Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem

Students will see an animated presentation of the proof of the Pythagorean Theorem. This animated PowerPoint presentation uses shearing and the invariance of the area of triangles with congruent bases and heights to show a step-by-step geometric proof of the…