The 5th graders are studying philosophers, many of whom were our early mathematicians and scientists. We had a lot of fun learning about Pythagoras and exploring his theorem. The kids had a chance to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of the diagonal of a rectangle all around our room. They also created their own Pythagorean Theorem problems for their classmates to solve. I love the creativity of their problems.
Measuring Around the Room: