Road Building Task

The Pythagorean Theorem is often taught in isolation. It has connections to solving equations, but often appears in curriculum long before other equations involving radicals. It also has unique ties to both radicals as well as geometry.Despite these connections, the theorem has developed the reputation of a surface skill. It involves the  repetition of the rule alongside numerous iterations. Something so fundamental to geometry is reduced to a droning chorus of: ” ‘a’ squared plus ‘b’ squared equals ‘c’ squared “ This task aims to find a middle ground between where critical problem solving and collaboration can meet the technical …

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