Play with Pythagoras Mathematical Theorem

Junaid Equbal Nov 24, 2019 24:21 AM

This is how we understand the Pythagoras Theorem with fun. Mathematics is little bit boring subject but  we can understand the mathematical concepts  through activities in  joyful way. 

Here is one such mathematical concept through an activity.

As we know that Pythagoras theorem says that, in a right angled triangle the square of the longest side (hypotenuse) is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. 

Mathematicaally, we can express it as following.

Suppose if the length of the hypotenuse as "c" and the lengths of the other two sides are "a" and "b". 

then square of "c" = square of "a" + square of " b".

This can be understood in layman's language as follows.

If we take three square figures one having the length of the side equal to  the longest side (hypotenuse) of the triangle and other two squares having the lengths equal to the other two sides of the triangle, then

the area of the square figure having the length of the side equal to the longest side of the triangle, will be equal to the sum of the areas of the other two square figures.

The following video explains the above fact through an activity. Here the depth of water in all the squares is equal. So we can consider only the areas of the square figures in which water is being filled.

For watching this video please click on the link given below.


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Thirupalu | 17/11/2019 06:30

Junaid, the video is wonderful and playful way of explaining the Pythagoras theorem.