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Lesson 6: The Pythagorean Theorem

Use these interactive activities to encourage your child to have fun on the Web while learning about number relationships.

Model, explain and apply the Pythagorean theorem.

Builds Upon
Student Book pages 26–31


Instructions for Use

Pythagorean Explorer allows your child to use the Pythagorean Theorem in different ways to solve the length of a triangle.

Calculate the length of one side of the given right triangle by using the Pythagorean Theorem. Click “Check Answer” to check your answers.

Using the Pythagorean Theorem allows your child to practice using the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems.

Now that you know how the Pythagorean theorem works (a2 + b2 = c2), you can use it to solve all kinds of problems. Try the Pythagorean theorem with either “baseball” or “ladder” problems.