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Pythagoras and Plants ; Aunt Bitty’s Gardens

Continuing from last week, we have another potential Pythagorean’s Theorem Project/Problem. This one was sent in by Steve. =================================== AUNT BITTY’S GARDENS Launch: My Aunt Bitty has a business creating “designer gardens”. These are beautiful little triangular gardens that fit … Continue reading

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Pythagoras and Pele; Gooooooooooooaaaaaaaa… (to be continued)

…ooooaaaaalllll! There’s about a hundred different ways you could use the following artifacts to construct a lesson around Pythagorean’s Theorem. So I’ll just toss out all the artifacts and let you, esteemed teacher, take it from there. I’d love to … Continue reading

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Pythagoras and the Pyrenees ; Performance Enhancing Math

This image and its ilk bothers me to no end. This is a profile of the 9th stage of the Tour de France*. (image adapted from So I had this simple little post in mind about the Tour de … Continue reading

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Is there anything cooler than a math tattoo? (A: yes, pretty much everything)

As I mentioned last time, the Pythagorean Theorem is a difficult concept to have students discover intuitively. So we’re focusing on it specifically this week. If you have any activities or ideas, please let me know. Or tweet it to … Continue reading

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The Problem With Pythagoras

And I’m not talking about the fact that he was a math cult leader. The Pythagorean Theorem is a tough one to teach in a “student-driven” or “discovery” fashion. It’s not very intuitive. It’s not like a high school student will … Continue reading

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