Pythagorean Theorem Projects

February 9, 2017

Pythagoras, a famous mathematician, came up with the following theorem to be used on right triangles to find a missing side length.   

In our Geometry classes, we used the Pythagorean Theorem to complete a project called the Pythagorean Spiral. It is a common project with many examples that can be found on the Internet.  The students use the theorem to find the missing side length of the triangle.

The students get more and more creative each year I do this project. Below are a few examples of the projects.