The history of mathematics is quite extensive, dating back to ancient times and elapsing several centuries. Many great mathematicians, philosophers, scientists, and scholars have contributed to mathematics on the subject we see today. For the purpose of this research project, we have chosen to highlight the great mathematician Pythagoras and his famous Pythagorean Theorem. We investigate the history of the Pythagorean Theorem, relationships among Pythagorean numbers, and unusual proofs of the Theorem. This paper provides a suggestive lesson plan, activity, and presentation for classroom use.
Su, Hui Fang Huang; Gates, Denise; Haramis, Janice; Bell, Farrah; Manigat, Claude; Hierpe, Kristin; and Da Silva, Lourivaldo
"Using Technology and Media-Rich Platforms to help teach the Pythagorean Theorem,"
Transformations: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/transformations/vol2/iss2/4