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Ch 31: SBA Math - Grade 8: The Pythagorean Theorem

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Let us show your child the important features of the Pythagorean theorem as he/she reviews what they have learned for the SBA Math Grade 8. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes give them two different ways to study, so they can correctly answer the questions on the test.

SBA Math Grade 8: The Pythagorean Theorem - Chapter Summary

Your child can use the lessons contained in this chapter as part of their review strategy for studying the Pythagorean theorem as they prepare for the SBA Math Grade 8 exam. The videos prepare students for many potential questions, including those involving:

  • Practicing with and applying the Pythagorean theorem
  • Converse and special cases of the Pythagorean theorem
  • Finding the hypotenuse of a right triangle with the Pythagorean theorem
  • Finding shorter sides on a right triangle with the Pythagorean theorem
  • Solving functional problems with the Pythagorean theorem

Our experienced instructors present the material clearly and concisely so they know how to use the Pythagorean theorem for the test. By using video lessons and self-assessment quizzes, they will see the content in more than one way. This makes studying easier and more fun.

5 Lessons in Chapter 31: SBA Math - Grade 8: The Pythagorean Theorem
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The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application

1. The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application

The Pythagorean theorem is one of the most famous geometric theorems. Written by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras, this theorem makes it possible to find a missing side length of a right triangle. Learn more about the famous theorem here and test your understanding with a quiz.

The Pythagorean Theorem: Converse and Special Cases

2. The Pythagorean Theorem: Converse and Special Cases

The Pythagorean Theorem is a famous theorem for right triangles. Watch this video to learn how the Pythagorean Theorem relates to the law of cosines and how the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem can help you identify right triangles.

How to Find the Hypotenuse of a Right Triangle Using the Pythagorean Theorem

3. How to Find the Hypotenuse of a Right Triangle Using the Pythagorean Theorem

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to use the Pythagorean Theorem and its resultant formula to help you find the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle when you know the measurements of the triangle's two other sides.

How to Find Shorter Sides on a Right Triangle Using the Pythagorean Theorem

4. How to Find Shorter Sides on a Right Triangle Using the Pythagorean Theorem

Sure, the Pythagorean Theorem is useful for finding the hypotenuse of a right triangle, but what about the other sides? As this lesson shows, it's just a matter of flipping the formula.

How to Solve Functional Problems Involving the Pythagorean Theorem

5. How to Solve Functional Problems Involving the Pythagorean Theorem

One of the most useful aspects of studying triangles is the Pythagorean Theorem. In this lesson, we use it to find the unknown length of a side of a triangle, whether it is a shorter side or the hypotenuse.

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