Student Organizer #1: Investigating the Pythagorean Theorem and Triples.

The Proof of the Century!

Print this page and use the following URLs to help answer the questions below:

Information Concerning the Pythagorean Theorem:

Pythagorean Theorem Site
(http://www.cut-the-knot.com/pythagoras/)

United States Naval Academy Mathematics Department
(http://www.nadn.navy.mil/MathDept/mdm/pyth.html)

Math Forum
( http://mathforum.org/library/problems/sets/middle_pythagorean.html)

Information Concerning Pythagorean Triples:

Plimpton 322
(http://www.math.ubc.ca/~cass/courses/m446-03/pl322/pl322.html)

Picturing Pythagorean Triples /a>
(http://nrich.maths.org/public/viewer.php?obj_id=1332&part=index&refpage=articles.php)


1. Who was Pythagoras? Summarize what you have discovered about his life and work.





2. What is the statement of the Pythagorean theorem?





3. Is the Pythagorean theorem true for all triangles? What is unique about a right triangle?





4. What are Pythagorean triples?





5. Make a list of three Pythagorean triples.





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