7th Grade Math

Pythagorean Theorem in 7th Grade Math!!
7th grade math studentsThe seventh grade students have been working on Pythagorean Theorem in math class.  After working hard in the classroom to develop the understanding of how it works and why, we spent a class period going outside and applying our skill.  Everyone made predictions first and then compared our results.  Each group calculated the hypotenuse of their shadow for each group member.  They had to measure how tall each person was and calculate the length of their shadow.  These measurements were the legs of a right triangle.  As these measurements were plugged into their formula, they were able to calculate the length from the top of their head to the end of their shadow.  Everyone really enjoyed applying their skills and especially got excited when they had made correct predictions!
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