Applying the Pythagorean Theorem- In this video, learn how using the Pythagorean theorem can help people solve real-world problems involving distances. In the accompanying classroom activity, students develop their problem-solving, spatial reasoning, and geometry skills by putting the Pythagorean theorem to use.
Football and the Pythagorean Theorem: There's Math in Sports?- Explore how the Pythagorean theorem can be used to determine the distance that a pass and a kick in football actually travel in this interactive from Alabama Public Television.
Square Roots with Cheez-Its and a Graphic Organizer (and download) The number line is one of the most important aspects of this lesson. I have them label it (see pictures) so that they can quickly estimate what a square root SHOULD be before they blindly punch it into their calculators.