__It's the Right Thing Lesson Plan__

In this lesson, students will learn the six types
of triangles and the characteristics each one
possesses. They will learn to read the degrees of an
angle using a protractor, be able to determine
proportions between heights and shadows, use ratio to
find an unmeasureable object through the height to its
shadow, understand the Pythagorean Theorem and how to
use the formula, and learn to evaluate and compare
congruent and similar right triangles. Using Microsoft
Excel, students will compare sizes of the two legs of
the right angle to find that the ratio between the
height and the shadow are in proportion to each other.

It's the Right Thing

**Lesson Plan Attachments
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**On-line Resources
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- The Pythagorean Theorem

A lesson that provides hints for students to discover the Phythagorean theorem on their own. Also includes a review of essential material to successfully complete lesson. - Math Forum

Another explanation of the Pythagorean Theorem. - Pythagorean Puzzle

This Nova web page features an explanation of Pythagoras's theorem, a brief biography of Pythagoras, and a puzzle. - Types of Triangles Based on Angles

Site where students can test their knowledge of three basic types of triangles. - Ask Dr. Math

This page features explanations to various types of measurement, including how to use a protractor.

- "Triangles are Like Humans" (PowerPoint)
- "Triangles: A Guided PowerPoint Presentation" (PowerPoint)
- "Worksheet: Identifying Types of Triangles"
- "Activity: 60 Second Name the Triangle Game"
- "Worksheet: Measuring Angles"
- "Worksheet: Creating a Right Angle"
- "Sample: Height/Shadow Spreadsheet"
- "Activity: The Shadow Knows"
- "Sample: Height to Shadow"
- "Worksheet: Pythagoras and the Pythagorean Theorem"
- "It's the Right Thing Rubric"
- "Answer Sheet: Identifying Types of Triangles"
- "Answer Sheet: Pythagoras and Pythagorean Theorem"
- "How Can This Be True?"
- "Step Sheet: Using a Projection Device"
- "Step Sheet: Creating a PowerPoint Presentation"
- "Step Sheet: Putting the Slide Show Together"
- "Step Sheet: Creating a Template in PowerPoint"
- "Step Sheet: Gathering and Inserting Electronic Images"
- "Step Sheet: Inserting Hyperlinks in a PowerPoint Slide Show"
- "Step Sheet: Inserting Text and Clip Art or Graphics"
- "Step Sheet: Recording Sound into the Presentation"
- "Step Sheet: Starting a PowerPoint Project"
- "Step Sheet: Teacher-Directed Demonstrations"