## 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 into a particular space--usually the corner of a yard. You tell her your space, and … Continue reading Pythagoras and Plants ; Aunt Bitty’s Gardens

## 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 get feedback and suggestions on how to implement these materials in the comments below. Artifacts … Continue reading Pythagoras and Pele; Gooooooooooooaaaaaaaa… (to be continued)

## 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 letour.fr) So I had this simple little post in mind about the Tour de France and biking and elevation and distance and it would wrap up neatly into a … Continue reading Pythagoras and the Pyrenees ; Performance Enhancing Math

## 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 me. Here's one sent in by Kevin. ======================================== A math nerd (Let’s say her name … Continue reading Is there anything cooler than a math tattoo? (A: yes, pretty much everything)

## 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 be walking along one day, see a ladder propped up against a building and go, … Continue reading The Problem With Pythagoras