Applying the Pythagorean Theorem

In this free math video we actually use the Pythagorean Theorem to figure out the answers to some problems about slides at a playground. They seem to understand it! I’m sure it will become even more clear over time, but I love seeing how easy¬†Cuisenaire Rods make all of these abstract concepts that many kids struggle with!

Children in middle and high school would benefit from this type of introduction to right triangles, too! I sure wish I would have been taught this way!