# Pythagorean Theorem Photo Essay

### By: Bri Newton

## How I made the wheel...

First I needed to use a ruler to measure where the middle dot was going to be. Then I measured 10 inches to the right and 10 inches up. Then I kept going in a circle until I finished 17 triangles of all different sizes. Next figured out what design I wanted to put on the triangles and started to plan that design. Then I did the equation to find the hypotenuse for the first five inner triangles. Later I traced the pictures of the the softball logos and cut them out. Also I colored each of the triangles the team color of that team. Then I glued the logos on to the triangle with the colors of that team. Finally, I completely this photo essay.

## Why is the Pythagorean Theorem so important?

## Who uses the Pythagorean Theorem in their daily life?

- Jobs in Management
- Agriculturists
- Surveyors
- Cartographers

- Construction Managers
- Farmers
- Gardeners
- Environmentalists
- Production Workers

## How do they use the Pythagorean Theorem?

## All about who discovered the Pythagorean Theorem

It was created by a man named Pythagoras. He was a Greek mathematician. He was born on the island of samosa in Greece and he traveled to Egypt to start learning mathematics. It was first one of the first theorems known to civilization. He discovered the Pythagorean Theorem in 569 BC. He died in 495 BC. But this number cannot be expressed as a length that can be measured with a ruler divided into fractional parts, and that deeply disturbed the Pythagorean's, who believed that "All if number." The Pythagorean's were so shocked by these numbers, they put to death a member who dared to mention their existence to the public.

## Why does this work?

## What is a square root?

Examples: 7 x 7 = 49

8 x 8 = 64

The square root of 49 is 7 and the square root of 64 is 8.

## What is the Pythagorean Theorem?

One of the angles of a right triangle is always equal to 90 degrees. This angle is the right angle. The two sides next to the right angle are called the legs and the other side is called the hypotenuse. The square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. The hypotenuse is always the longest side. The hypotenuse it the c in the equation.