Calculate the missing lengths using Pythagoras and if applicable use trigonometry to find angle of elevation.

This would be a good extension activity for students that finish the task early (although it won't keep them busy for too long so when there is lots of time left an alternative might be better). Theorem

Good for POW - A puzzle where students start at the bottom triangle and work their way up to find the missing side of the top triangle using Pythagorean Theorem.

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How sharp is the iPhone 5 retina display - ccss lesson pythagorean theorem, trig, distance formula

This real-world problem-based lesson challenges students to determine the iPhone pixel density by using the Pythagorean Theorem.

One of the few cuneiform tables to consist entirely of a geometrical diagram, shows that Babylonian scribes knew the Pythagorean Theorem and possessed a method of calculating accurate estimates of square roots. On the obverse, the scribe drew a square and its diagonals.  Circa 1,900 BCE – 1,700 BCE

Illustrating the Pythagorean Theorem and the Square Root of Two (Circa BCE – BCE)

What Is the Pythagorean Theorem?: Pythagorean Theorem

What Is the Pythagorean Theorem?

The Pythagorean theorem is related to the study of sides of a right angled triangle. It is also called as pythagoras theorem. The pythagorean theorem states that, In a right triangle, (length of the = +