Unit 3:
The ``Pythagorean''
Theorem

October 8-
November 1


Readings.
 

Topic Book Pages
Areas handout
Dissection proof of the kou ku theorem CP 180-183
Applications of the kou ku theorem CP 183-188
Pythagorean triples CP 115-118

Book codes:  AC=Africa Counts;  MMC=Multicultural Math Classroom;  CP=Crest of the Peacock;  UHN=Universal History of Numbers


Assignment #3.  (due Monday, November 5th)

The assignment will be distributed in class on Monday, October 29th.  You can also print it out here if you have the Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Sample Test Questions.

You may bring a 5x7 index card with any notes you wish on it.  The test will be about 30 minutes long.


Web Resources.


 
 
 


Multicultural Mathematics home page.
Images are from the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive (used by permission).
 

Rachel W. Hall / Department of Math and Computer Science / St. Joseph's University / rhall@sju.edu