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8th Grade - Pythagoras

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Research the contributions of Pythagoras to mathematics. 0806.1.3

Links verified on 11/12/2016


  1. The History of Pythagoras and his Theorem - this short summary includes a picture of a monument commemorating Pythagoras and a drawing of a twelve knot rope used to approximate a 3-4-5 triangle
  2. The Philosophy of Pythagoras - Pythagoras was one of the Presocratic philosophers of Ancient Greece
  3. Pythagoras - the Wikipedia entry
  4. Pythagoras - his contributions to the world of music [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  5. Pythagoras - entry from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy which points out that "Pythagoras must have been one of the world's greatest men, but he wrote nothing ..."
  6. Pythagoras - the Math Open Reference biography of Pythagoras includes several different accounts of his death.
  7. Pythagoras - an extensive entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  8. Pythagoras - this History for Kids page includes a short video [1:04] showing proof of the theorem A video is available through this link
  9. Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans: Fragments and Commentary - quotes from a variety of ancient sources [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  10. Pythagoras of Samos - a biography
  11. Pythagorean Theorem - the Wikipedia entry
  12. Pythagorean Theorem - the Theorem and its many proofs [84 are listed and explained in this long article - 60 pages if printed]
  13. Significant Figures Calculator - one of many calculators available from Omni Calculator
    1. Pythagorean Theorem Calculator - This Pythagorean theorem calculator will calculate the length of a missing leg or hypotenuse of a right triangle


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