Explaining the Pythagorean Theorem with Models & Diagrams


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The Pythagorean Theorem states that in a right triangle _____.

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1. In the model shown, the hypotenuse of the right triangle would be which part of the bridge?

2. For the purposes of proving the Pythagorean Theorem, this diagram illustrates _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Pythagorean theorem is one of the most used mathematical theorems in math. This quiz/worksheet assessment was assembled to not only test your understanding of the Pythagorean theorem, but also diagrams of the theorem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to test your understanding of:

  • What the Pythagorean theorem states
  • The different parts of a triangle
  • Applications of the Pythagorean theorem
  • Illustrations of the theorem

Skills Practiced

To complete this assessment you will need to practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Pythagorean theorem
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding diagrams of the Pythagorean theorem and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about applications of the Pythagorean theorem

Additional Learning

For a quick review of the material covered in this assessment and more, study the lesson Explaining the Pythagorean Theorem with Models & Diagrams. Some of the additional information covered in this lesson includes:

  • Depictions of the Pythagorean theorem using the coordinate plane
  • Uses of squares to depict the principle of the Pythagorean theorem
  • Pythagorean proofs