Real-World Math | Right Triangles

May 3, 2021 | Gilbert

Math Monday📐

Today we are exploring real world examples of right triangles.

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A right-angled triangle (also called a right triangle) is a triangle with a right angle (90°) in it. Right triangles are often used to find the answers to real life distance and elevation problems. When looking at a tree and it's shadow, you can use the Pythagorean theorem to find the hypotenuse. You can also very simply find right triangles in your diagonally-cut sandwiches!

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What real-world examples can you find in your day-to-day life? Applying mathematical concepts to tangible objects can help students of all ages understand exactly what they mean!

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