Lesson Plan: The Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use the converse of the Pythagorean theorem to determine whether a triangle is a right triangle.
Students will be able to
- apply the converse of the Pythagorean theorem to prove whether a triangle has a right angle or not,
- apply the converse of the Pythagorean theorem to solve problems.
Students should already be familiar with
- applying the Pythagorean theorem in a right triangle to find a missing side.
Students will not cover
- points and triangles in the coordinate plane.