Learning Targets

VocabularyPythagorean Theorem – in a right triangle, the square of the length of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the legs.
Right triangle – a triangle with one angle measuring 90 degrees Inductive reasoning  reasoning in which the premises seek to supply strong evidence for (not absolute proof of) the truth of the conclusion Pythagorean relationship – referring to the Pythagorean Theorem in a right triangle, the square of the length of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the legs. Distance – the space between two points Coordinate plane – a plane in which a horizontal number line and a vertical number line intersect at their zero points Rational number – a number that can be written as a fraction or as the quotient of two numbers a/b where b≠0 Irrational number – a number that cannot be written as a ratio of two numbers This includes nonterminating and nonrepeating decimals, as well as π Square root – one of two equals factors of a number 
MATH HELP


ENRICHMENT
This video shows how and why the Pythagorean Theorem works. A proof shows why a certain math concept works for every situation. In this case, it is why we can find missing sides for ANY right triangle.

Cubic roots are like square roots except they find the base of a number that is to the power of three.
