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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

453- The Squares of Pythagoras: A Radical Connection

Friday, April 11, 2014: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
242 (Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
Teresa Banker

Do eighth graders really know what the Pythagorean theorem means? And what are those radical values in terms of the real number system? In this session, we will share a concrete proof of the theorem. We will also explore a concrete method for finding the square root of any number and relate these activities to the Mathematical Practices of the Common Core.

Presentation Format: 6-8 Session
Grade Band Audience: 6 to 8

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