This chapter gives a brief history of the Pythagorean Theorem by discussing the possible origins of the theorem. The chapter also explains what the Pythagorean Theorem is and shows a simple proof of the theorem.

In this chapter, various applications of the Pythagorean Theorem are explored. Topics include finding the areas and perimeters of various shapes, calculating distances between points, special triangles, and the Converse Pythagorean Theorem.

This chapter presents a set of 14 questions that reviews the material covered in the text. Note that a calculator may be needed.

Description

This stand-alone module examines the history, applications, and various proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. The module also includes student activities and exercise problems. The module assumes the reader has a basic geometry background.

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