WMS Students Participate in an Edible Math Activity

Two students show off their cracker creations.Students in Mrs. France's Pre-Algebra class participated in an edible, hands-on activity to deepen their understanding of the Pythagorean Theorem. Students focused on building squares made of Cheez-Its around the legs and the hypotenuse of a right triangle.

This engaging activity allowed the students to discover that the sum of the squares of the legs equals the square of the hypotenuse by counting each unit along the sides of the right triangle. The students discussed with a partner how their square shaped food models can be used to verify the Pythagorean Theorem. Students developed a strong foundation for the Pythagorean Theorem. They had fun while learning and got to enjoy a tasty treat at the end!

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