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In the assignment, we are suppose to discuss the Pythagorean theorem. Though, we are suppose to explain the artifacts and the vocabulary too. But, what I'm going to do is use the vocabulary on the text. To take it a different way, some of the vocabulary would be on the pictures.Then I would explain the links between the vocabulary and artifacts, to give it more meaning.

Pythagoras was born in the island of Samos in Ancient Greece. He lived in the 500's BC and was the first Greek mathematical thinkers. he lived in Sicily and Southern Italy. He had a group of followers called Pythagoreans. They lived simple lives. Pythagoreans were interested in philosophy. Especially in music and mathematics. To them, music is noise that make sense, and mathematics is rules for how the world works. Pythagoras is best known for proving that the Pythagorean theorem was true.

We are suppose to explain what the artifacts are. What I did is use the vocabulary with the artifacts.
Artifacts (formula will be used later):

Pythagoras used a formula to find c. He also used another formula to find A or B. His theorem is based on the fact that "The area of a square built upon the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares upon the remaining sides."

Here, I'm going to use Pythagoras formula to find c, and a.

The links between the vocabulary and the artifacts are pretty simple. As we all know, Pythagoras is Greek. He also came up with a theorem and formula, involving right angled triangles and squares. The theorem solves for legs (a or b) or c (hypotenuse). This would be easy if you know how to use it properly.

Here, using the Pythagorean theorem, I would solve two problems.
Problem: 1

A- measures 10 mm.
B-measures 2 mm.
The distance between A and B is 16 mm.



In math class, we made a video. In the first video, we explained how to find the hypotenuse. Then on the second one, we explained on how to find a.

video 1:

pythagoras proof 1 from Louie Angela on Vimeo.

video 2:

pythagoras proof 2 from Louie Angela on Vimeo.

I hope this all add to your knowledge of Pythagoras, and his theorem. I'm sorry if there are mistakes.



2 Responses to "Pythagoras"

kara 8-73 said :
February 27, 2009 at 7:57 AM
GREAT job Angela! Your post has really helped me to understand Pythagoras, and his theorem!
bea873 said :
February 28, 2009 at 3:26 PM
Good job! Angela your work is very understandable cause you explained it very well again good job!

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