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A Geometric Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem

This animated PowerPoint presentation uses shearing and the invariance of the area of triangles with congruent bases and heights to show a step-by-step geometric proof of the Pythagorean Theorem.
Contributed by: Don Link, Author
Math TopicGeometry
Grade Level5, 6+
Resource TypeDemonstration

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorDon Link, Author
    • Publication Date2006-07
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2006, Don Link. Permission granted for educational use only.
    • AccessFree access
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    • 3
      This PPT is a great
      By jacrawfo on 06/21/2012 - 16:24
    • This PPT is a great illustration but seems a bit abstract still for 5th grade.