Sunday, February 22, 2009
This week, every grade 8 class were given an assignment about a man named Pythagoras; a mathematician, and his theorem Pythagorean Theorem.

This here is, Pythagoras. Pythagoras; the greatest genius who ever lived. An "uber" smart mathematician he is. Also Pythagoras is a philosopher from Greek. No one really knows if Pythagoras really did exist, because nobody found any evidence about his existence.

A part of this assignment was to find a definition for these important vocabulary words;

  • Hypotenuse
  • Legs
  • Greek
  • Theorem
  • R.A.T
These are my definition of these words;

the hypotenuse is the longest side of the right triangle, and this is the opposite side of the right angle.

Legs: the legs are always shorter than the hypotenuse. The legs create the "right" angle in the triangle. The legs are placed on either side of the triangle. All triangles have to have 2 legs.
Greek: A Greek is a person who was born or who is living in Ancient or Modern Greece.

Theorem: Theorem is a formula or it could be a theory that can be proved.

R.A.T: R.A.T stands for Right Angle Triangle.

Another thing we were to do for this assignment was to explain the artifacts that Mr. Harbeck posted up for us.

One of the artifacts is the Pythagorean Theorem. Pythagorean Theorem: the Pythagorean Theorem is the sum of the areas of the two squares on the legs, (which is a and b) equals the area of the square on the hypotenuse (which is c)

This artifact is known as a right triangle, or R.A.T (Right Angle Triangle) The right triangle has a 90 degree angle, which is the little square inside the triangle corner. All in all the triangle is 180 degrees.

In this artifact, this is just a plain square. The lines on each sides shows that each of those sides are equal to the others. The square has 2 right triangles, that looks like the first artifact. This square has four 90 degree angles which means that angles equal 360 degrees, and to get that you times 90 degrees by 4 which equals 360 degrees.


  1. Austin 8/17 said...

    Hello my dearest friend. I am bored so I am going to comment on your greaat post. I liked how you explained how the pythagoras theorem works and how you defined the words that we needed to know for this math unit.

    I also liked how you used paint to make your post stand out from other ones (like mine) that were not clean like yours =) Haha, Keep up the good work dudette.

    March 1, 2009 at 11:22 PM  

  2. alyannaL 8-17 said...

    EKANG ! :) Good job on your post . You did a good job , your pictures are very nice :) Lol, but I think you missed out on somethings. Like the question we were suppose to do. But anyways good job, continue with the good work :) Byee LAPUZZ .

    March 3, 2009 at 7:45 PM  

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