Ch 45: WEST Middle Grades Math: The Pythagorean Theorem

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We can help you study up on the Pythagorean theorem. Data-filled video lessons are joined with short lesson quizzes for you to learn, and make sure you know, all the information necessary for the WEST Middle Grades Math exam.

WEST Middle Grades Math: The Pythagorean Theorem - Chapter Summary

Work your way through each chapter lesson, following along as the details of the Pythagorean theorem unfold. These lessons cover specific topics that will prepare you for the WEST Middle Grades Math exam. Such topics are:

  • Application of the Pythagorean theorem
  • Converse of the Pythagorean theorem
  • Using the Pythagorean theorem to solve functional problems

Every video lesson is led by a knowledgeable instructor who will address an element of the Pythagorean theorem for study and review. This method of learning provides a unique approach to the mathematical material, creating an engaging and simultaneously educational experience.

5 Lessons in Chapter 45: WEST Middle Grades Math: 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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